Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, said at the weekend that he has learnt some political lessons from Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, which are helping him in his political life and in the administration of his state.
Ikpeazu listed some the virtues to include courage, identifying with the people and how to handle intricate political issues, among others. The governor spoke during the burial ceremony of his mother which Fayose attended.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, Ikpeazu noted that he visited Fayose twice in the last seven months and gained some insights as far as leadership and occupying political position are concerned.
“Governor Fayose is a courageous man, a voice for the voiceless, a defender of the weak and defenseless, a brother, a friend and a leader of the people. A consistent man, known for speaking the truth all the times. He told me few things that worked for me perfectly in this state. He is a man I love and respect so much and I salute his courage. He has been governor twice and he is far experienced. He has encouraged me in character and in words. I pray that God will give me the opportunity one day, to be able to show my appreciation to him and how I feel about him. He is a man I love and respect so much and I salute his courage,” Ikpeazu said.
In his remarks, Fayose described Igbo people as not only industrious, but dogged. He said he named one of his sons Chukwuemeka many years ago to show how much he appreciates Igbo people.