Taraba State Governor, Arch. Darius Ishaku, has said Governor Ayodele Fayose, was instrumental to his victory at the supreme court after losing in a dramatic manner at the Appeal Court.
The Governors of Akwa Ibom and Abia States, Hon. Emmanuel Udom and Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, also commended Fayose as a pillar of support to their administrations, adding that the governor played similar role for them during trials at the Election Petition Tribunal.
The governors made the remarks in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital at the commissioning of some legacy projects executed by the Fayose led administration.
Also, the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and some PDP governors like Ishaku of Taraba , Dr Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, David Umahi of Ebonyin, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Nyesom Wike of Rivers ,Ibrahim Dankwabo of Gombe Governor Ishaku, while speaking at the thanksgiving service organized for him on his judicial victory in Ado Ekiti, said Fayose’s spiritual support and encouragement made him escape the hammer at the apex court.
“After losing at the Appeal Court, I was in Jerusalem with Governor Fayose and at a time I became burdened and I told him(Fayose) that I am prepared to go back to my state. But he advised me to stay back and put all my supplications before God and that I did.
“I then promised that if I should win the supreme court verdict that I am going to do my thanksgiving in Ado Ekiti and that am doing today.
He told me that God will make way for me and this advise actually subdued my worries and today I am celebrating .
“That was why I am committed to wiping away tears in the eyes of my people in Taraba . As I speak with you many communities in Taraba had not witnessed development since its creation. It marvels me when my wife told me that she went to a community, very remote one and a woman of over 100 years proclaimed that she had not seen a car in her lifetime”.
Governor Ishaku commended Governor Fayose for his forthrightness, doggedness and bravery, saying these have helped in shaping his political career”, he said.

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