By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said he is confident
that his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, will emerge the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the eventual winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state because the whole project is a divine one.
He stated this in Ado-Ekiti yesterday during a thanksgiving service
held by Olusola-Eleka to mark his endorsement by various PDP
stakeholders in the state for the election.
Fayose said people who can discern spiritual things would see
that the emergence of Olusola-Eleka was divine and no project embarked
upon by God fails.
“In the first instance, the emergence of Olusola-Eleka as my deputy
was divine. He never lobbied to be one. He was just a lecturer in the
university enjoying what he was doing. I proposed to have his father
that I knew to be a politician as my deputy, but he emerged in a
“We all say we are God’s people and I have earlier said I was relying
on God to choose a successor for me and He has done that. I know it is
a divine project and those who are doubting should wait as see in the
end what it is going to be. Power comes from God and He gives
“Some say I am promoting my deputy, am not, but I am only doing the will of God. When we do His will there is no need to fear. We are
going to that promised land. This is God’s project and it won’t fail,”
On the conspiracy by some aspirants against Fayose and his deputy, the
governor said such would fail woefully.
He added that he learnt that some were planning a meeting soon to
strategise against him, Fayose noted that he could even allow them to
hold such meeting at the Government House because he was sure God would throw a political bomb in their midst that would scatter them.
On the fear by some people that Olusola-Eleka does not have the same charisma like him, Fayose opined that such fears were foolish and needless.
“I am not the creator of myself or anybody. God has created everybody in unique ways and what is the weakness of a person
may the strength of another.
“It was not until Prophet Elijah departed that the power came upon
Elisha and he started to shine. God also used Aaron to support and
complement Moses and the same is happening here,” he stated.