Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he did not shun the meeting of South-West governors in spite of political differences because that would be a great disservice to the people of the region.
He also said doing that would also not make posterity to judge him right.
He stated this in Ikeja, Lagos State, on Tuesday night, during a meeting of the governors.
In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose opined that there was no way any state in the region would develop its potential fully without the collaboration and support of others.
“Over a decade ago, we had a reverse of what we have now. There were five Peoples Democratic Party governors in the region and only one Alliance for Democracy, but Asiwaju Bola Tinubu fought gallantly for his state. Now I am the only PDP governor and I now that I can’t shun this group but to take advantage of synergy between us. Also, when you see a product, you can easily Know the manufacturer, in Lagos, the products are showing Asiwaju Tinubu as the manufacturer.
” Now that Lagos State is part of the group, it has to play a vital role in the region. It has to help other states achieve their potential too. Concerning the call for collaboration in agriculture, Lagos can assist not only in cash but in the provision of implements and equipment, ” he said.
Fayose also called for serious peer review among themselves as each had comparative advantages in some areas.
He praised Tinubu for his foresight and his legacies that others after him are building on.
In his welcome address, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, said his state hoped that others would agree to give his state land for rice cultivation and help service its rice plant.