From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State’s council of traditional rulers, through the Chairman, Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Michael Ademolaju, has indicated support for Governor Ayodele Fayose’s deputy, Olusola Kolapo, as preferred candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2018 governorship election.
“We have endorsed the choice of Olusola as the incoming governor of the state. We believe that as a professor who has been on the driver’s seat of education in the state, he will equally sustain this achievement when he gets to office.”
This was just as governor Fayose disclosed that the secret of state coming tops in the recent National Examination Council (NECO) examinations was because he put teachers on the drivers’ seat, to raise the standard of education.
Fayose said this at a meeting with teachers and education stakeholders in the state, at the Government House, in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday. The meeting was to celebrate Ekiti’s repeat of coming tops in NECO, by 85 percent margin, this year.
“You are wonderful, committed, serious and forward-looking teachers, you are number one in Nigeria and have demonstrated this with your outstanding performance. I wish I had money. I would have bought cars for all teachers. You are doing the job, the glory comes to me. Any idiot can build infrastructure; not many leaders can painstakingly build education. It is like vaccine that lives with one forever,” he said.
Commending the governor and education stakeholders in the state for the NECO success, Oba Ademolaju said: “Ekiti teachers are married to the governor. This is why they are doing great. We thank the governor and we are expecting greater performance next year. You have decided to hand over to somebody who is capable of sustaining your legacy.