Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been elected President of the Forum of Governors of Regions/ States of Africa.
Fayemi emerged winner Friday, at the body’s election held in Saidia, Morocco.
Dr Fayemi, in his acceptance speech, described the victory as a burden of history, adding that leadership was not just a title, but an instrument that should be used to influence policies that would impact positively on the people.
He said it was time Africans stopped agonising and started organising.
He stated that the Forum will work assiduously to promote the vision of deepening decentralization and devolution for the material benefit of African people.
Fayemi also pledged to use his office to strengthen the quest for African integration through the promotion of African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs 2030.
He thanked his colleagues in the Forum for the honour and reiterated that all present must exhibit the desire to work in tandem with the Africa Union (AU) agenda.
Alongside his election, Oumarou Ousmanou, Governor of Northern Region of Cameroon was elected Vice President ( Central Africa); while Prof Peter Anyang Nyongo, Governor, Kisumu County, Kenya was elected Vice President (East Africa).
Mme Bouida Mbarka , President, Morrocan Council of Regions was elected Vice President (North Africa) and David Makhura, Premier, Gauteng Province, was also elected Vice President, Southern Africa.