Fayose’s Fire-stoking Joke


Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, at a recent meeting in the Government House, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, took his usual joke a little too far, when he publicly settled for his current deputy, Professor Kolapo Olushola, as his successor, less than 48 hours after he had said he was waiting on God for the choice of his successor.

Of course, loyal stakeholders in the state’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some party leaders, political office holders and supporters of his, had quickly fallen in line and adopted Olushola as “the sole candidate” of the party for the 2018 governorship poll.

Naturally, while Fayose cannot be excused or pushed back from the choice of his successor, he has just bungled the opportunity to come clean as far as this is concerned, because by virtue of his action, not only can he not single-handedly choose a successor, he has corrupted the process of level-playing field at the primaries and what lies ahead might just be more than he ever bargained for.