Governor Kayode Fayemi has told any commissioner interested in the 2020 governorship election to resign now.
News Rain Nigeria gathered that the Ekiti State governor on Thursday during a retreat for all political appointees in the state said his Commissioners and other cabinet members who are jostling for 2022 governorship poll seat to resign in order not to derail the focus of the government.
At the retreat with the theme: ‘Finishing well and sustaining progressive leadership in Ekiti State” he told members of the State Executive Council to remain focused on the government’s developmental agenda or resign, rather than allowing the 2022 governorship struggle to truncate his vision.
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According to him, the program was conceptualized to appraise the gains and challenges he has made in the second year of his tenure, with a focus that there is room for improvement.
He said: “Those who will work against our focus through ambition can excuse and allow us to get focused. We can’t at this time be working at cross purposes and derail the focus of the government. We are opening new areas of opportunities and we must work hard to sustain this.
“We have brought two former governors to tell us how they have been able to entrench progressive governance in their states despite the challenges.
“We are considering how far we have gone? What have been our lessons, gains, and failure? It is a unique opportunity for us to project into the future. This is among other things the review of the successes and challenges of the last two years so that we can come up with a more functional policy for the future.
“This program will enhance good working relationships among our team and ignite team spirit. If we finish well, we will be able to inject a progressive government that will deliver and project progressive politicking in Ekiti. We must not be distracted or allow divisive tendencies to derail our focus.”
At the event, delivering his speech on “Finishing well, winning against all odds”, former Lagos State Governor and Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) posited that Fayemi and his team must focus attention on the kernel of the cardinal objectives of his administration to earn the respect of Ekiti people.
“Nothing can be more successful than self-measurement. I urge all of you to keep the world finishing well in mind. You all agreed on a goal, but the question to ask is that can we finish well? We must ask ourselves especially those having political ambitions who may want to place personal ambitions over collective gains.” He said.