As is common to politicians who win elections in Nigeria, political pundits and observers of Ekiti politics had concluded that the state’s Governor-elect, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, would travel abroad to rest following the tedious months of campaigns.
Surprisingly, however, this was not to be as Oyebanji hit the ground running immediately by coming up with an unusual initiative tagged thank you tour.
The tour, which was in three phases included visits to prominent indigenes of the state, traditional rulers, politicians and pressure groups.
Perhaps to justify his politics without bitterness principle, the visit was also extended to leaders of other political parties, including state leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the June 18 election, Bisi Kolawole and former deputy governors; Chief Paul Alabi and Prof. Olusola Eleka.
He also visited prominent indigenes of Ekiti State like the legal icons; Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), Chairman, Body of Benchers, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) and a former General Secretary, of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Dele Adesina (SAN).