Skip to main content

Why I changed my mind, endorsed deputy as next gov –Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has explained why he changed his mind by wanting his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, to contest in next year’s governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

The governor had come under criticism after he adopted Olusola as a candidate for the 2018 governorship election.

Olusola’s adoption had been widely condemned by other aspirants in the party, with the Publicity Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, and others describing the process that produced him (Olusola) as illegal.

Some of the governor’s critics had referred him to a statement he made in June 2014 when he said that he and his deputy would not contest for another term.

He had said, “I have taken one [oath] and I will take another one in October. After that, I will find my way to my house. Again, I have chosen a deputy governor and I have told him from the beginning that the two of us will pack our load and leave the Government House because I don’t want a deputy that will start playing politics behind me when we are in government and will be distracting me, I don’t want that again.

“So, he is practically here for me to look after certain things and ensure that we succeed. When I am going, I will hold his hand and say bye to Ekiti people.”

On why he changed his mind by adopting Olusola, Fayose said man proposes, but God disposes, but that this did not mean that there wouldn’t be any primary in the state.

He said the deputy governor would compete with others in the party’s primary.

He also said that his deputy had demonstrated good character, adding that he had always allowed God’s will to be done in every situation.

The governor further said other aspirants should not be afraid of his support for his deputy since there would be primary election.

He said, “Man proposes, God disposes. Sometimes, you wish some [people] as girlfriend, but they become your wife as perfection, judgment and finality are exclusively of God. The young man is outstanding in character.

“Above all, constitutionally, my deputy is at liberty to run [for election] and I am at liberty to support anyone of my choice. Above all, other aspirants have nothing to fear if they have capacity to defeat him [Olusola] as the primary election is ahead.

“If my support was for them, they would not complain. Rather, they would be celebrating it by now. Most of the aspirants complaining made a success of their political career through God’s grace and by my humble self. They never complained when they were rising at the expense of others.

“The adoption [of Olusola] does not mean there will be no primary. Even for sole candidates, there must be a no or yes answer, so the primary must hold.”

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Is Davido A Member Of The Black Axe Secret Cult? Check Out What His Manager Is Saying

Asa Asika, Davido’s country manager,  has rubbished a controversial report which went viral last week that one Tobi Adegoke, a 25-year-old suspected member of the Black Axe cult was lured into becoming a member of the group with promises that joining the group would grant him the rare opportunity of meeting Davido, Vanguard reports. According to the suspect, a budding musician who is currently in police custody after being arrested and paraded alongside 26-other suspected cultists by the Lagos State Police Command last week Wednesday; he fell for the cheap trick because he believed meeting Davido would boost his music career.  “I am an Aiye member (Black Axe). I have been in the cult for about two years. I was told that Davido was a member and if I joined, I will be able to meet him. It was the guy who initiated me that said so. He said he worked for Davido and that it will be easy access for me. But since I joined, I have not met Davido. They told me I’ll become a very popular musici…

Marriage: A school of learning, discovery

By Pastor Okokon Ating I have been enlightened that marriage is an insti-tution established by God which no student has gra-duated from. Once an in-dividual is able to obtain admission into this sch-ool, one keeps on learning till death. In the school of marriage every student is a novice. No matter how highly educated one is, he/she has a blank knowledge compared with the normal academic attainment.                                                   wedding ring
There are many mysteries embedded in marriage unknown to the unlearned heart. Couples do not know marriage but learn and study it. That is, cou-ples learn and study it when they come into the practical aspect of it. I came in contact with a young lady who was busy attending marriage semin-ars and reading several books on marriage. Atten-ding seminars and reading books on marriage are good, I told her; but where you can know and be pr-oud of living confidently in marriage is when you enter into the reality of marriage. This is w…

Nigerian Soldier Fighting Boko Haram, Shares Pictures Of The Grave where he sleeps

A Nigerian soldier “Charles Sea” who is currently on the warfront fighting Boko Haram shared a photo on social media of the grave where he sleeps daily.

According to him, from that grave the wakes up every morning to carry out his daily duties.

Read what he wrote below…

Happy sunday friends and my dear people of God. Thank God i made it today again in the land of the living , from this grave, I wake every morning to carry out my daily duty.

This is real courageous to defend we civilians…

See more photos below: