Browsing: Ayo Fayose

Makinde, who stated this at the wedding ceremony of one of the sons of former Ekiti State governor and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayo Fayose, held in Lagos, charged individuals fighting over politics and religion to have a rethink, as, according to him, none of the two is worth losing one’s life fighting over.

The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, the Most Reverend Felix Ajakaye, who gave the charge, expressed dismay that the recent influx of articulated vehicles and luxurious buses in the state is already taking its toll on the new roads which are gradually being destroyed.

By 2006, the opposition, Alliance for Democracy (AD) had regained popularity, parading virtually all known political and opinion leaders in Ekiti as members and sympathizers. The party was posed to produce the governor come 2007 until its primary election was riddled with allegations of manipulation. This led to all aspirants leaving the party and Fayemi was declared the winner of the controversial primary.

On being caught over his lie, hear his nasty rant: “These haters, when I was on their case, they were crying. Now I’m on my own lane enjoying my life, they are still crying and sucking. Expect more so you can cry more. I’m on medical check-up not admission. Celebrating New Year is my right, haters can hug transformer. Happy New Year.” This is Fayose at his most insane moment. Where is character, decency and decorum in this statement? As a former public office holder, where is that civilised engagement and respect for the nation that gave him such rare privilege as a former governor? I wonder how the most unhinged apologists of Fayose will defend his midday call on his foes to opt for suicide through transformer hugging. People like him are tied to transformer in a country like China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia for stealing state money. Fayose’s rhetorical depravity which was meant to wrap his ego in the oxygen of public space has turned out to be a statement from a barbarian who has consistently stood against public morality, decorum and decency.

According to his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, the former governor, who spoke on today’s democracy day celebration, said it was painful that “legacy of free, fair and transparent elections bequeathed to Nigeria by the PDP government has been destroyed, with elections in the country now being held at gun point”.

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has called on government at levels in Nigeria, religious bodies, corporate organisations and individuals to focus on full time strategic implementation of stomach infrastructure, saying: “Hunger can kill quicker than coronavirus.”

He said it was funny that the same way he was persecuted, arrested, detained and tried for sedition in 2012, during the first tenure of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as Governor of Ekiti State, was the the way he was being persecuted now