Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the national leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue to bestride the Nigerian political firmament for many years to come.

He described Tinubu as a leader of leaders in the nation’s political system, saying the APC stalwart has paid his dues in the country’s political firmament and beyond, thus, deserving the respect of all and sundry across party lines.

The governor, in a birthday message signed on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said Tinubu’s incalculable sacrifice and contributions to the enthronement and consolidation of Nigeria’s democratic governance are indelible and legendary.

He observed that Tinubu’s political career started on a good footing when he was elected Senator representing Lagos West senatorial district, Lagos State in 1992 and had since remained a major factor in the politics of the country through his numerous leading roles notably as an exiled opposition leader to military dictatorship.


Fayemi who lauded Tinubu’s political exploits, sagacity and his path finding roles in the current political dispensation since inception in 1999, said he remained a major factor in the country’s political equation.

“Certainly, Asiwaju’s actions inspire us -his admirers – to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. He is a political colossus who will continue to bestride the Nigerian political landscape for many more years to come.

“While wishing you a joyous birthday, I wish to observe as one of your admirers that you have indeed paid your dues and your birthday has become a festival, even if the COVID-19 has precluded us from a deserved celebration in your honour.

“On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Ekiti State, the Land of Honour, I wish our indefatigable leader many more productive years in the service of our fatherland even as you retain your charm and political sagacity,” Fayemi said.