Ekiti State Governor, Mr Abiodun Oyebanji on Wednesday, hailed Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele on his emergence as the Senate Leader of the 10th Assembly.
Describing his emergence as a call to service in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, the governor said he is a fit and proper person to occupy such an exalted position.
Speaking further, the governor said he was confident Senator Bamidele would discharge his duties as Senate leader effectively, and bring additional value to the legislative and leadership functions of the red chamber, as well as the good governance agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration.
He however thanked President Bola Tinubu, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and the leadership of the National Assembly for the honour done to the Southwest and Ekiti State in particular, with the choice of Senator Bamidele as a senate leader.
He described Bamidele as someone who is well prepared for the national assignment, given his sound education, intellectual disposition, amiable personality and political sagacity, as well as the public service and legislative experiences he had amassed over the years, as a three-time commissioner in Lagos State, member of the House of Representatives and two – time member of the Senate.
He however, urged Senate Bamidele, whom he described as a “ dear brother and friend”, to use the position to build a unified working relationship with various tendencies in the National Assembly and between the Legislative and Executive arms of government, in the overall interest of the country.
“On behalf of the Government and good people of Ekiti State, I congratulate my dear brother and friend, our distinguished Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (MOB) on his emergence as the Senate Leader.
“This is indeed a call to serve and a recognition of his sterling leadership qualities as a seasoned administrator, a committed democrat and an avowed believer in the Nigeria Project.
“We are grateful to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leadership of the National Assembly and the national leadership of our great party, APC for this honour done to the Southwest geo-political zone and Ekiti State, by the choice of Senator Bamidele for this important role.
“Senator Bamidele is a man of immense capacity who has built an excellent public service record over the years. He is a fit and proper person for the position and I am sure he will discharge his duties responsibly in the overall interest of the country,” the Governor said.