The All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Forum has tasked Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, on the consolidation of the continuity agenda.
Oyebanji met with members of the forum on Thursday in continuation of the second phase of his ‘thank you tour’ alongside his deputy, Chief(Mrs) Monisade Afuye, APC State Chairman, Barrister Paul Omotosho, and other party leaders.
Chairman of the Elders’ Forum, Chief George Akosile, who spoke on behalf of other members, congratulated the Governor-elect and his deputy on their landslide victory and expressed their delight that the continuity agenda that has long been anticipated had become a reality.
“We thank God for answering our prayers and breaking the jinx of continuity in Ekiti State. The continuity that we are witnessing for the first time in our dear state has been a life-long agenda of this forum. We are happy for this and not in doubt that it would be the beginning of greater development in Ekiti”
Chief Akosile urged the Governor-elect to do everything humanly possible to consolidate on the continuity agenda for the progress of the state.
“It gladdens our heart that you are the first fruit of this continuity agenda which has placed on you the great task to consolidate on this achievement. The expectation of the people of Ekiti is for the state to move forward,” he said.
The forum also called on Oyebanji to seek God’s face in the appointment of those that would work with him.
Responding, Oyebanji appreciated members of the forum for their love and support during and after his electioneering campaign. He also thanked them for standing by his boss, the outgoing governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and the party for the last four years.
“My appreciation to this forum is in three folds. Firstly, to thank you for standing by my principal, Dr Kayode Fayemi. Secondly, I thank you on behalf of our great party, the APC. Thirdly, to thank you for supporting me during and after the election. We are extremely grateful for your prayers and selfless sacrifice.”
Oyebanji assured the party elders of his commitment to the consolidation of the continuity agenda, adding that the government must track in the right direction and take decisions that are in the best interest of the people, in order to achieve that.
“Consolidating continuity is a big task. To consolidate on the continuity we must avoid mistakes. How not to make mistakes is to be in tune with our people. I promise you that laudable achievements are going to be recorded to consolidate on the outstanding performance of the outgoing administration. This is necessary to sustain the continuity agenda.”
The Governor-elect called on the forum to always relate with him as their son and feel free to offer him advice, when necessary.
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