Gombe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, has described his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr Ayodele Fayose, as the symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said this in Ado-Ekiti while laying the foundation of a new hall in the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Dankwambo also expressed satisfaction with the developmental projects and programmes being executed by the Fayose-led administration.
“We are all behind Fayose, he is not alone. He is a symbol of our party. I am a member of the PDP and I will continue to be one. He is a great man and he means well for his people. I don’t just follow people. I am a man of my own who rose to the top of his career. I was the Accountant-General of the Federation for six years and whatever I say about anybody, I mean it. Please, support Fayose to take Ekiti State to a higher level.
“Ekiti and Gombe have things in common. The two states were among the six states created about 20 years ago. What I saw during the Udiroko Festival really impressed me and by next edition, God willing, I will come with more people from Gombe to celebrate with you people. I will also adequately support this hall project and hope to be here when it will be inaugurated,” he said.
In his remarks, Governor Fayose said the sons and daughters of Ado-Ekiti as well as friends of the town would help in building the hall.
He stressed that the project was not state project and would not be funded by the state, adding that the sons and daughters of Ado Ekiti, as well as friends of Ewi had resolved to fund the project.
Fayose challenged all well-wishers of Ado-Ekiti to rally support for the project, saying “whatever anybody does is for posterity.”
On the Udiroko Festival, the governor said subsequent editions would be planned in such a way that people could come days before the grand finale and still enjoy the celebration.