In a statement that was released by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode, Governor Oyebanji expressed his confidence that Senator Bamidele would effectively carry out his responsibilities as Senate leader and bring additional value to the legislative and oversight functions of the upper legislative chamber, as well as the good governance agenda of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Governor Oyebanji comments were included in the statement that was released by Oyebode.
Given his solid education, intellectual disposition, affable personality, and political sagacity, as well as the public service and legislative experiences he had gathered over the years as a three-time commissioner in Lagos State, member of the House of Representatives, and two-time member of the upper legislative House, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode believes that Senator Bamidele is very well prepared for the national assignment.
Governor Oyebanji said he is convinced Senator Bamidele will bring all of these qualities to bear on his new role as Senate Leader and work with other principal officers to build a highly effective 10th Senate that Nigerians will be proud of in terms of quality representation, coordination, cohesion, and dynamism. Describing the new Senate Leader as a man of immense capacity, a great political mobiliser and strategist with extensive contact that cut across different strata, Governor Oyebanji said
Governor Oyebanji urged Senate Bamidele, whom he described as a "dear brother and friend," to make use of the position to build a harmonious working relationship with various tendencies in the National Assembly and between the Legislative and Executive arms of government, all in the interest of the overall interest of the country.
In a similar vein, the Governor expressed his gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the leadership of the National Assembly for the honor that was bestowed upon the Southwest region and Ekiti State in particular with the selection of Senator Bamidele.
"On behalf of the Government and good people of Ekiti State, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to my dear brother and friend, our great Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (MOB), on his election to the position of Senate Leader. This is an acknowledgment of his excellent leadership abilities as an experienced administrator, a devoted democrat, and an ardent believer in the Nigeria Project. It is also a summons to serve the country, which he has accepted.
"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 honor 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. "Senator Bamidele is a man who will be a great asset to this position. He is an excellent candidate for the job, and I have no doubt that he will carry out his responsibilities in a responsible manner while keeping the best interests of the country in mind.