The incoming governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, has said that the shoes of his predecessor and outgoing governor, Kayode Fayemi, are too big for him to put on.

The governor-elect said that he would rather put on his own shoes, and follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Fayemi.

Oyebanji disclosed this while speaking at a valedictory session in honour of Governor Fayemi, insisting that Fayemi had been his mentor for over 20 years.

He stressed further with those two decades, he has not only learnt a lot from the governor, but still learning and would continue to learn.

At the event, which held in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Oyebanji said that one of the things he learnt from his principal and mentor was the act of correcting people in silence.

The incoming Ekiti helmsman said that he also learned to have the courage to be calm and strong during storms.

Oyebanji said, “I have learnt through Fayemi that it is possible to engage in too many things and be successful in all. Fayemi will correct you without making any of his aides sad. If Dr Fayemi gives you any task and you are doing it well, he’ll look for another person to do it, so that you will be happy and he will also be happy. I hope you will not leave me alone as you have promised.”

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