BY AYODELE ABERE in Ekiti•
Two national chairmanship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George and Prince Uche Secondus, have lauded the giant developmental strides of Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, in the face of crunching economic situation, describing him as a record setter.,
They also commended the governor for his unwavering political activism, saying Fayose is a national political figure that ensures the voice of the opposition is not silenced.
They made the comments during their campaign tour of Ekiti State on Saturday according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi.
Secondus, a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, who visited first, said Fayose had set many political records that would take a long time to break.
He noted that Fayose’s defeat of incumbent governors twice was divine and that only a politician with strong grassroots appeal could achieve that.
He added that it was clear that the people love the governor, and that people like Fayose had given hope that the PDP would come out strong and victorious in subsequent elections. He promised to lead the party to victory in 2019.
Chief George, a former military governor of the old Ondo State, said as somebody who is familiar with the state, everybody could see that Fayose had changed the face of Ekiti with great developmental projects in all nooks and crannies of the state.
He gave kudos to the governor for the achievements in spite of the economic downturn in the country.
George who equally was former National Deputy Chairman of the party promised to reposition the party if elected the national chairman in the coming national convention.
He said the PDP was a government in waiting come 2019, saying that the ruling All Progressives Congress had brought more hardship on Nigerians rather than ameliorating their condition.
In his remarks, Governor Fayose said the contest should be seen as a family matter and that everybody should join in making the party stronger
He promised to work with whoever emerges as the national chairman of the party in the convention, saying the PDP was the party to beat and enjoined well meaning Nigerians to come on board.