Local Government Chairman in Ekiti State and Publicity Secretary of the Afenifere Renewal Group, Mr Michael Ogungbemi, has declared that the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has the requisite qualifications and competence to lead Nigeria to a greater height if elected President.
He described Fayemi as one of the few eggheads within the All Progressives Congress (APC) enclave in the Southwest, who can be trusted with power, having exhibited his mettle thrice as a state governor, federal minister and Chairman of Nigeria’s governors’ Forum.
Mr Ogungbemi, who is the Chairman of Ajoni Local Council Development Area, made this known on Monday during a chat with newsmen at Iyemero-Ekiti, his country home.
He said without a scintilla of doubt, Gov. Fayemi had garnered enough of cognate experience in politics to lead Nigerians to greater height of development, prosperity and enviable standard that can usher in all-round transformation that would benefit every citizen, regardless of status.
Ogungbemi expressed confidence in the governor’s competence, capability, capacity and strong character to lead the country and unite all ethnic groups in such a fashion that can guarantee unity of purpose to be able to defeat all adversaries.
Ogungbemi said: “As a seasoned and respectable professional, administrator and technocrat in Nigeria and across the world, Dr Fayemi will elevate to a national status the magical “Rescue Mission” he brought to Ekiti in 2010 that had radicalised the land and rejigged the economic, political and social systems in an enigmatic fashion.
“Dr Fayemi’s experience as a Historian, Political Scientist and War Expert specializing in Civil-Military Relations, are indicative of the fact that he has the requisite knowledge and sound understanding apart from being well informed” to lead the country.
Tracing Gov. Fayemi’s scholarly contributions to national and global growth, Mr Ogungbemi said: “Some of his research and policy interests include democratization, constitutionalism, security sector governance and regionalism in the global context – an indicator that he had gone through the right democratic tutelage”.
“With the presidential ticket oscillating to the Southwest in 2023, Ekiti from the Old Ondo Province will produce the next Nigerian President and Fayemi has the advantage of age on his side, Christian background and a liberal Nigerian leader
“Added to these is the fact that he is an International scholar, respectable researcher, thorough-bred and well respected Nigerian politician with a workable document for the development of Nigeria, known as “Development Agenda for Progressive Nigeria”.
Ogungbemi noted that Nigeria is in dire need of a young, credible, vibrant, knowledgeable and energetic democratic leader like Dr Fayemi with impressive and sound political and democratic credentials, to provide leadership direction to usher the country into prosperity in 2023.