Why Some Leaders Unhappy About My Leadership Style – Oyebanji
Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has revealed that some people and leaders in the state were not comfortable with his style of governance which is anchored on truth and transparency.
The governor spoke in Omuo-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ekiti East Council Area on Monday while giving an account of his stewardship at a stakeholders’ parley organised to mark his 300 days in office.
Oyebanji said the leaders had at different times told him to stop dealing with the citizenry with sincerity and truthfulness, adding that the principle of transparency and accountability would continue to be his administration watchword.
He said: “I want you to remember me as your leader that does not lie to you, I will be dealing with you with all sincerity and truthfulness but unfortunately our people don’t like the truth. People confronted me that politicians don’t always say the truth, but I told them to blame my parents for that because my father thought me to always tell the truth and it is too late for me to learn how to lie.
“What I can’t do, I will tell you I can’t do it and because I say the truth always, many people are not happy with it, I am sorry that is how it will be; I have no apology for it.
“I will continue to tell the truth so that when I leave this place, people will remember me as the governor who tells the truth at all times.”
He appealed to Ekiti people not to put undue pressure and demands on the newly appointed commissioners and Special Advisers, stressing that such could prevent them from coming to their constituencies regularly as true representatives of the people.
Oyebanji also declared that his government had expended a sum of N213 million to lift 2,600 indigent citizens from poverty under the social investment component of his administration within the last 100 days.