Fayose: My Deputy Will Win Because His Emergence was  Divine


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

divine manner.


“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,”

he said.

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.