Outgoing State Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose’s last party was deserted of people as low turn out was recorded after to political appointees, failed to show up at the last party.
According to a source in the Government house, who claimed to be anonymous, told a NAN correspondent that many of those invited were unhappy with the departing governor for various reasons.
The source said: “Besides, all the 16 Local Government chairmen are battling to save their jobs in the court, as information was rife on Friday that the incoming governor had concluded arrangement to dissolve the councils anytime soon after his swearing-in on Tuesday.
” The comment of the governor earlier in the day was shocking to most political appointees when he told them that whatever that anyone of them may likely encounter in the hands of the new governor, should be taken calmly as such was a prize of leadership.”
The governor handed over the instruments of office to the Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka at a special valedictory State Executive Council meeting at the new Governor’s Office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Fayose said history would be kind to him the way he managed the resources in trust for the people of the state.
Fayose said: “What has a beginning must have an end. It is not the number of years spent but the quantity and quality of achievements.
“I thank the people of the state for their cooperation and urge them to extend same to the incoming administration. I’m a man who came, saw and conquered. I can’t finish all, I have done my best.
“History will be kind on me as a man who has given his best to the people.
“I will remember all for your support, I bear no grudges against anyone.”
He also inaugurated the new State Speaker’s Lodge named after Kolawole Oluwawole who was impeached as Speaker on Thursday by the state lawmakers. He was replaced with Adeniran Alagbada.
Fayose urged the deposed Speaker to see his impeachment as a “price of leadership.”He told Oluwawole: “If I were you, in the interest of Ekiti, I will tell them to carry on. Everything works for good.”