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APC, PDP Leaders Meet In Secret, Pretend As Enemies In Public – Fayose
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APC, PDP Leaders Meet In Secret, Pretend As Enemies In Public – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has bemoaned the hypocritical nature of politicians in the ruling hypocritical nature of politicians All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who pretend as if they are enemies in the day and meet secretly at night. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Fayose, who condemned those criticizing him for eulogizing the political sagacity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC said those expecting him to say negative things about the former Lagos state governor just because they are in different political parties are wasting their time. He said during his tenure as governor, he contacted former governor of Ekiti state, Otunba Niyi Adebayo who is a chieftain of the APC to come a...
Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose
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Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described as appalling, the present situation of Nigeria, where the Presidency has become the employer and defender of Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits. The former governor, who also called on Nigerians to restrict their movements to avoid falling victims of terrorists, who have taken over the entire country, expressed concern that nowhere is safe in the country. Fayose said in a statement on Sunday, by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, that the issue of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has further exposed the government’s hypocrisy and complicity, adding that “it is saddening and worrisome that spokesmen of the president were the ones going from one media house to another to defend someone who openl...
Tinubu Mounted Pressure On Me To Join APC But I Refused – Fayose
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Tinubu Mounted Pressure On Me To Join APC But I Refused – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state did everything he could to make him dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he refused to do so. Speaking in an exclusive interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Fayose who said President Muhammadu Buhari has destroyed the APC, said he also shared the views of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike who likened the ruling party to a cancer. According to him, as a member of PDP, he supported the governorship ambition of Governor Kayode Fayemi in the Ekiti governorship election of 2009 and even campaigned for him because he wanted the PDP candidate, former governor Segun Oni who made life a living hell for him to be kicked out of offi...
Why We Overlooked Over-Voting At PDP South West Congress – Fayose
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Why We Overlooked Over-Voting At PDP South West Congress – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said he and others chose to overlook over-voting at the PDP Southwest zonal congress because of the interest of the party. In the election held on Monday, Governor Seyi Makinde’s candidate, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja narrowly defeated Fayose’s candidate, Dr. Eddy Olafeso to become the PDP Chairman, Southwest. Arapaja polled 343 votes to defeat Olafeso, who got 330 votes. But Fayose, in series of tweets late Monday night congratulated Arapaja on his emergence as the Southwest Zonal Chairman of the PDP. “Like I said in my speech at the beginning of the congress that we should win together and we have indeed won together. “Whatever may be our reservations on the issue of over-voting, we have chosen to look at the larger pic...
PDP SW Congress: Fayose Escapes Attack As Over 150 Armed Thugs Invade Hotel
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PDP SW Congress: Fayose Escapes Attack As Over 150 Armed Thugs Invade Hotel

As delegates from Oyo State are being accredited for the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Congress, armed men numbering more than 150 have invaded the hotel where former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose was lodged. The Hotel, located in Okefia Government Reserved Area (GRA) was invaded by arms wielding thugs in more than 10 buses, suspected to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo State The thugs were also said to be barricading the entrance to be congress venue with a view to preventing other delegates apart from those from Oyo state from gaining access. “Except for the intervention of some security operatives, it would have been a different story. “Hon Ladi Adebutu, the leader of Ogun State delegates has also raised the alarm that his hote...
PDP SW Congress: Melaye To Head Screening Committee, Fayose Group Kicks
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PDP SW Congress: Melaye To Head Screening Committee, Fayose Group Kicks

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Dino Melaye as the Screening Committee Chairman for the South-West zonal executive congress. National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.) made the announcement on Friday. The National Working Committee (NWC) also named Emilia Ezude as Secretary to the committee. Members of the committee are Shetimma Laah, Ekeleme Ikieje and Egede Israel. The team will screen all aspirants for the zonal executive committee positions. The statement added that the exercise is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at Osogbo, the Osun State capital. S’West PDP Congress: Fayose, Adebutu, Adeleke, Olafeso reject Dino Melaye as screening Chairman A group in the South West People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by former Governor of Ek...
Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose
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Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says Nigerians are interested in workable solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges and not the several meetings of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), with “political wanderers” and “recycled politicians”. Fayose, who stated this via his verified Twitter handle on Monday evening, made a veiled reference to a meeting the President had with former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel; and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole. The MCI had reported that Buhari met the two politicians in Aso Villa, Abuja. Daniel and Bankole, both from Ogun State, recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Reacting, Fayose, who is a chieftain of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, ...
2023: I Have No Interest In Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Fayose
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2023: I Have No Interest In Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, said he has no interest in the rumoured presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, in 2023. Fayose, who stated this on a PUNCH Live interview, expressed confidence that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, would produce Nigeria’s president in the 2023 general elections. He said “Bola Tinubu is a leader in the West. It is a statement of fact” but noted that he has not met or spoken with the former Lagos State governor in years. Fayose said, “I have never met former governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the last three years and I have never spoken with him on the phone once. So, I don’t how they are tying the relationship politically. “To the best of my knowledge, I am not a member of AP...
Plot Thickens To Sanction Makinde, Olujimi, Others In South-west PDP
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Plot Thickens To Sanction Makinde, Olujimi, Others In South-west PDP

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to the Chairman of the party in the South-West and former governor of Ekiti State, Eddy Olafeso and Ayodele Fayose respectively, met in Lagos on Tuesday to discuss the way forward for the party. SaharaReporters learnt that the meeting was centred on how to outsmart the governor of Oyo State and the lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who have positioned themselves as the leaders of the party. A source close to SaharaReporters and privy to what was discussed at the meeting, told our correspondent that none of the attendees was bold enough to talk to the media. The source noted that there were moves to sanction Makinde, Olujimi, and other party chieftains who do not belong to the...
Fayose Urges South West Not To Betray Tinubu Like Abiola, Awolowo
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Fayose Urges South West Not To Betray Tinubu Like Abiola, Awolowo

Former Ekiti state Governor and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayodele Fayose, has advised the Yoruba nation to stand against those plotting the downfall of the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a video interview, Mr. Fayose spoke on several attempts to malign the pro-democracy activist by sons of Yorubas who he mentored. Although the former Ekiti Governor did not mention any name, there are reports that some Governors have decided to make themselves available to be used against Mr Tinubu. Unconfirmed reports have it that a certain Governor in the Southwest has actively been demarketing and working against the lagos politician. He, alongside some other ranking politicians from Northern Nigeria are keen on ousting the ...
Lagos Is Ripe For Takeover By PDP – Fayose
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Lagos Is Ripe For Takeover By PDP – Fayose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that Lagos State is ripe for the Peoples Democratic Party to take over in subsequent elections. Fayose was quoted by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, as saying, “Lagos is ripe for the PDP to take and we will take the state if we work hard and put our house in order.” This was contained in a statement titled, “Lagos PDP must retire Bode George to make progress, urges support for BOG to win senatorial bye-election – Fayose,” in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday. Olayinka said his principal said this during the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election. Fayose was quoted as saying, “This senate election is for the PDP to take if we are ready to take it. You have done it before by producin...
Buhari cannot manage his immediate family, let alone his party and Nigeria – Fayose
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Buhari cannot manage his immediate family, let alone his party and Nigeria – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has lashed out at President Buhari over the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress. Fayose in his tweets shared on Saturday night, said Nigeria is currently being managed by “strange bird fellows” who took it by conspiracy and deception. He stated that what is happening to the APC in Edo State is a pointer to the “helpless situation the country is currently in.” The former Governor added that President Buhari who should be the leader of APC “cannot even run the affairs of his immediate family, let alone managing his party and the nation.” He tweeted; Gold is only sold to those who know the worth. Sadly, Nigeria is currently being managed by strange bird fellows, who took it by conspiracy and deception. People who can’t ...
APC Must Die For Nigeria To Have Peace – Fayose
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APC Must Die For Nigeria To Have Peace – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State , Ayodele Fayose , says Thursday that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress is a show of God ’ s anger against the governing party . Fayose said the crisis was a price for the role the APC played in impoverising Nigerians and promoting the rigging of elections , adding that things would get worse for the party . The former governor spoke in a statement by his media aide , Lere Olayinka, said the APC had been treating Nigerians with contempt , said , “ For Nigeria to return to the path of progress that it was before the APC took over power , more confusion will still hit the party till it goes into oblivion . “ Definitely , their matters will be made worse with time because for Nigeria and its people to return to the path of peace and p...
“Democracy Will Return To Nigeria When Buhari Leaves Office”- Fayose
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“Democracy Will Return To Nigeria When Buhari Leaves Office”- Fayose

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that democracy isn’t worth celebrating under Buhari’s administration declaring democracy would only return when he leaves office. Fayose in a statement issued by his media aide, Lere Olayinka stated that the citizens should have known why democracy hasn’t been restored in the country under the Buhari-led government, saying it was painful that the “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.” Fayose said peace and prosperity can only be achieved, when leaders earn legitimacy through the ballot, decrying the open display of contempt for free, fair and transparent election by the All Progressives Cong...
Fayose Wants Data Prices Reduced For Nigerians Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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Fayose Wants Data Prices Reduced For Nigerians Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Gov. Peter Ayodele Fayose has called on service providers to help Nigerians by reducing their Tariffs. He wrote on his verified twitter account: Nigerians have been at home since the beginning of this Covid-19 pandemic, even now that the lock down is relaxed, causing increase in Data usage. Govt will be kind enough to prevail on Network and Cable TV providers to reduce their tariffs to support Nigerians at this time
COVID-19 Lockdown: Fayose Sends Message To Buhari
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COVID-19 Lockdown: Fayose Sends Message To Buhari

Fayose on Wednesday said the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic has led to consumption of data. The former governor, therefore, urged Buhari to be kind to Nigerians and reduce tariffs on network and cable TV providers. On his Twitter page, Fayose wrote: “Nigerians have been at home since the beginning of this COVID-19 pandemic, even now that the lockdown is relaxed, causing increase in Data usage. “Government will be kind enough to prevail on Network and Cable TV Providers to reduce their tariffs to support Nigerians at this time.” Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday, confirmed 143 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Presently, Nigeria has recorded 2,980 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths.
APC Tells Fayose He Isn’t Qualified To Join The Party
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APC Tells Fayose He Isn’t Qualified To Join The Party

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has advised a former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, to perish the thought of defecting to the APC. The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Ade Ajayi, said this in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday. He said the party was not a dumping ground “for failed politicians,” adding that Fayose was not wanted in the party because of his antecedents. This was contained in a statement he signed. Ajayi described the APC as “a disciplined, refined and integrity-inclined type which would not tolerate people like Fayose,” adding that “Fayose is not qualified to be a member of the APC in the state.” The party, which was reacting to a statement allegedly credited to Fayose to the effect that he would defect to the APC if his ordained Peop...
Magu Reacts To Fayose’s Salsa Dancing Video
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Magu Reacts To Fayose’s Salsa Dancing Video

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to a video of Ayodele Fayose, dancing on a cruise ship while on a “medical trip” abroad. The special assistant on media and publicity to Mr Magu, Tony Amokeodo, on Thursday in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, said the commission is only prosecuting the former governor, not persecuting him. He added that since Mr Fayose’s trial is still on, the EFCC can only wait till he returns on the next adjourned date for the continuation of his trail. ”We are not going to react to that video (on) the grounds that the EFCC is prosecuting him, not persecuting him,” Mr Amokeodo said. ”Besides, the court granted him permission to travel abroad for medical attention. We are of the o...
I Am Sorry For My Mistakes – Fayose to PDP members
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I Am Sorry For My Mistakes – Fayose to PDP members

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday appealed to all the aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to drop the hatchet and work together in the overall interest of the party. Fayose, who apologized to all the aggrieved PDP members Ekiti, said the party must be repositioned ahead of future elections in the state. He spoke at his country home in Afao-Ekiti while addressing party members across the 16 local government areas and 177 wards in the state. The former governor said: “We are on a mission to repositioning the party because truly we need a new attitude as members of this party. We must tell ourselves the truth that there is nothing to share in failure and we must join hands to achieve something tangible. ” I know some person...
Fayose’s N1.2bn was transported with two aircraft to Ekiti – Witness tells court
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Fayose’s N1.2bn was transported with two aircraft to Ekiti – Witness tells court

A former head of Zenith Bank branch in Akure, Ondo State, Sunday Alade, told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, October 23rd that it took 10 days to count the N1.2bn delivered to the bank in June 2014 by Abiodun Agbele, an ally of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. Alade was in court to testify against Fayose, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. Alade, who was fielding questions from the EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), narrated to Justice C.J. Aneke, how the N1.2bn was allegedly evacuated from two aircraft and taken in two trips in a bullion van to the bank for lodgment as instructed by Agbele. He said, “When the aircraft arrived, three individuals disembarked from it, two of them walked away...
I Eat Booli And Agbado More Than Fayose But Not On The Street – Fayemi
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I Eat Booli And Agbado More Than Fayose But Not On The Street – Fayemi

Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi has stated that he eats Booli (roasted plantain) and Agbado (roasted corn) more than the immediate past Governor, Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi stated this during a recent edition of TVC, #TheInterview, while he was talking about his private life and policies. He also stated that Fayose is aware of his love for Booli and Agbado. Watch video below;
Fayose Visits Ekiti Assembly, Lawmakers Ask Him To Return Home
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Fayose Visits Ekiti Assembly, Lawmakers Ask Him To Return Home

Former Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, earlier yesterday visited the state house of assembly, after he was summoned over alleged misappropriation of local government funds while in office. Though there was drama in the House after he was asked by lawmakers to return back home, and come on a later date. Speaking on the turn of events on his verified Twitter handle, Fayose said, “I just left the Ekiti House of Assembly where I met with the Speaker and some Principal Officers. I’m a clear conscience, I fear no accusation.” The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly also went on to state that the former Governor of the State, Mr Ayo Fayose's ambush to the House of Assembly complex was resisted because he came unannounced.
“I Won’t Dignify An Assembly Of Clowns With My Presence” – Fayose
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“I Won’t Dignify An Assembly Of Clowns With My Presence” – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said he would not dignify the state house of assembly with his presence to answer for alleged misappropriation of local government funds. Mr Fayose said this in a statement late Thursday by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, over the summons for him to appear before the assembly. Also summoned inter alia was former speaker of the house, Kola Oluwawole, alongside some suspended members of the fifth assembly over the passage of a N10 billion revised appropriation law towards the end of Fayose’s tenure. The lawmakers also directed Mr Olayinka to appear before them for not allegedly remitting revenue of above N13 million while he was a supervisor at the state-owned broadcasting service. Fayose’s spokesman said in the statement that...
Fasten Your Seat Belts – Fayose Tells Nigerians On Unabated Insecurity
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Fasten Your Seat Belts – Fayose Tells Nigerians On Unabated Insecurity

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, has urged Nigerians to fasten their seat belts over the insecurity ravaging the country. Mr Fayose gave the advise while reacting to the dead of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group. Mrs Olakunrin was reportedly killed on Friday, while journeying back to Lagos State from Ondo State, where she went to see her dad. Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen came out from the bush to attack the vehicle in which the victim was in, an attempt to escape by reversing the said Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep angered the attackers who opened fire on their target killing the lady. The rise in insecurity across the country has largely been attributed to herdsmen as arrowheads of the criminal a...
‘How Senator Abbo Assaulted, Had Me Locked Up In Police Cell’ — Journalist
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‘How Senator Abbo Assaulted, Had Me Locked Up In Police Cell’ — Journalist

A photojournalist, Owolabi Olumuyiwa, has come out to reveal how he was attacked and assaulted by Adamawa-North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo. Just days ago, a video surfaced online, showing Abbo repeatedly slapping a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja, which has since caused him to be interrogated by the police. In this fresh scandal, however, Owolabi accused the Senator of assault and breach of the agreement. In an interview with Punch, Owolabi stated that he met the senator back in 2014, during the run-up to Ekiti State governorship election which Ayodele Fayose won. As the official photographer of Fayose during the election, Owolabi, while on duty, met Abbo in Ekiti State and the senator told him he has some jobs for him. Owolabi narrated that he travelled to Adamawa S...
We Are Not Ready For Fayose’s Trial Yet – EFCC Begs Court
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We Are Not Ready For Fayose’s Trial Yet – EFCC Begs Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State that it was yet to receive briefings as to the ways to go since the trial of immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, was transferred from Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, to Justice Chukwujekwu Joseph Aneke. The EFCC counsel, S. A. Obafemi, on Thursday, opposed the re-arraignment of Fayose by reading the charges preferred against him, noting that “Since the matter was transferred, we are yet to hear from the EFCC on the way forward. We apologize to the court. That is the predicament we found ourselves. “At this point, we ourselves, we are handicapped as to the way forward in this matter. We urge the court to give us another date for the defendants to be arr...
“I Foresaw Kidnapping, Herdsmen Menace” – Fayose
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“I Foresaw Kidnapping, Herdsmen Menace” – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he warned leaders against kidnappings and herdsmen menace long before they began to materialise. Mr Fayose said this in a tweet on Thursday. The former governor warned that the country would continue to be overrun by security challenges if leaders do not put the people’s wellbeing above party loyalty. “I warned against kidnappings & herdsmen menace now bedeviling the S/West & Nigeria long ago. “We have now become conquered people & we will remained (sic) defenseless except our leaders & Govs desist from wanting to be seen as ‘Cabal Yes Men’ at the expense of well-being of the people,” he said. I warned against kidnappings & herdsmen menace now bedeviling the S/West & Nigeria long ago. ...
Fayose Advises Amosun And Okorocha To Surrender Themselves To EFCC
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Fayose Advises Amosun And Okorocha To Surrender Themselves To EFCC

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has urged immediate governor of Imo and Ogun State, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun respectively to surrender themselves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Fayose advised the two former governors following reports that the anti-graft agency arrested Okorocha his wife, Nkechi. Reacting to the reports, Fayose took to his Twitter handle on Thursday, May 30, 2019, said he was not sure if the purported arrest of Okorocha by the EFCC was true or not, adding that he was sure the anti-graft agency would come for the governor. The former governor also went on to welcome Okorocha to the EFCC Alumni, while asking the agency not to forget Amosun. “Just reading that Okorocha was arrested by EFCC. True or not, we knew this day...
EFCC Arrests Former Imo Governor, Okorocha And Wife
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EFCC Arrests Former Imo Governor, Okorocha And Wife

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his wife, Gerald. The governor’s arrest on Thursday, May 30, 2019 comes just a day after he left his position as governor since he was first elected in 2011. The anti-graft commission also sealed the former governor’s Eastern Palm University in Ogboko, according to a report by Sahara Reporters. Okorocha had long complained that the EFCC was being used by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to persecute him due to his rift with national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. He accused the anti-graft agency of operating different schemes to frustrate his government including freezing the state’s account. In response to one of his claims last week, the ...
Fayemi To Investigate Fayose’s Last Minute Recruitment Of 2,000 Workers
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Fayemi To Investigate Fayose’s Last Minute Recruitment Of 2,000 Workers

The Ekiti State Government has communicated its status to survey the system that prompted the enlistment of no less than 2,000 new specialists into the current administration by the quick past organization of Mr. Ayo Fayose. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the new arrangement of laborers had consistently dissented their non-recognition as bonafide government workers by the present government, just as non-installment of their compensations seven months after their commitment. The State Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, revealed this in Ado-Ekiti on Monday while tending to a gathering of physically tested individuals additionally influenced by the activity. Olumilua noticed that that none of the arrangements, includ...
Fayose Congratulates Wike, Describes Victory As “sweet And Historic”
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Fayose Congratulates Wike, Describes Victory As “sweet And Historic”

  The Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to Nyesom Wike’s re-election for a second term as Governor of Rivers State. Fayose in a post on his Twitter page described Wike’s victory as a historic one. Mocking the opposition, Fayose said Wike’s victory showed that Nigerians were capable of defeating ‘tyranny’ threatening democracy. The former governor wrote: “I congratulate my friend and brother, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike and the entire people of Rivers state for this sweet and historic victory over those forces of evil who for their own selfish reasons turned the state to a killing field. “That the people of Rivers State stood by Governor Wike and the PDP even in the face of death is a sign that Nigerians are capable of defeating tyranny and t...
Fayose Loses Polling Unit, Ward To APC
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Fayose Loses Polling Unit, Ward To APC

Ayodele Fayose, the former Governor of Ekiti State lost his polling unit and ward to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in today's House of Assembly election in the state. The former Governor of Ekiti State failed to deliver his polling unit and ward in his hometown, Afao Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun local government area of the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose lost his polling unit at St David’s Primary School and ward as the APC candidate in Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency (2), Hakeem Jamiu, polled 168 votes to defeat the PDP’s candidate, Sunday Omosilade, who got 26 votes. The election was conducted after Omosilade, who was Fayose’s personal assistant, had in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) signified his intention to withdraw from...
Ayodele Fayose Powerful Message To The Igbos After 2019 Elections
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Ayodele Fayose Powerful Message To The Igbos After 2019 Elections

I am your neighbor, your good friend, supporter and admirer. I am so happy with this people called the Igbos. I am so happy with their wisdom and industry. I am happy with their doggedness and pride. I am proud of their disobedience at times. I am proud of their capacity and capability to analyze and judge every situation on real time. I am proud of their ability to disagree on what other tribes would readily accept without deep analysis and their strong determination to follow through on anything they agree upon. I am proud of the way they Accept challenges. However, I have never been this proud before. Nigeria lost the elections but the Igbos won the elections. They told you Mr. Buhari that they hate you to your face. They hate your personality. They hate what you have done to ...
Election Postponememt: It Was Done Because Of Zamfara – Fayose
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Election Postponememt: It Was Done Because Of Zamfara – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has revealed Buhari, APC plans as INEC postponed Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Pressure being mounted on the INEC Chairman, Prof Yakubu to ensure that APC fields candidates in Zamfara or he gets sacked and be replaced by Amina Zakari. It is now getting clearer that APC desperation to have candidates in Zamfara is one of the reasons for the postponement.  
‘FG Plans To Jam Telecoms Networks During The Election’ – Fayose Raises Alarm
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‘FG Plans To Jam Telecoms Networks During The Election’ – Fayose Raises Alarm

Former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has called out FG on twitter for planning to jam telecoms network during election period making impossible to use the internet and make phone calls. He wrote: “I am aware of plot by the FG to jam telecoms networks from 5am on Saturday till 5pm on Sunday, thus making it impossible for use of internet and phone calls during the elections. Equipment imported from Israel for this sinister plot was tested last week Thursday and Friday.”
Fayose Trail: Judge Threatens To Jail Obanikoro
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Fayose Trail: Judge Threatens To Jail Obanikoro

The N2.2bn fraud trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, was stalled on Thursday due to the absence of the prosecution’s star witness, Musiliu Obanikoro. The prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the judge that Obanikoro, who was in court only on Tuesday testifying against Fayose, had been hospitalised. Jacobs presented to the court a medical report from an Ikoyi hospital, stating that Obanikoro was unwell. But receiving the report with misgivings, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun said it had better been genuine or the hospital and the doctor that issued it risked the loss of their licences, if the court verified the report and it was not genuine. While adjourning the case till March 18, Justi...
It’s Very Painful For Me Testifying Against My Brother Fayose – Obanikoro
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It’s Very Painful For Me Testifying Against My Brother Fayose – Obanikoro

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, told the Federal High Court, Lagos today that he was testifying against immediate past Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose reluctantly, noting that they enjoyed a good relationship while they were both members of the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had continued trial Fayose, with Obanikoro saying in the course of being grilled by the defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN) that, "I'm trying to restrain myself from saying things that will further damage our relationship!" But pushing him further, the defence counsel, Ojo, asked, "So, will it be correct to say that you are giving evidence in this case reluctantly?" Answering, Obanikoro said, "It's painful for me ...
Fayose React As Fayemi  Win At Tribunal
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Fayose React As Fayemi Win At Tribunal

The Ekiti state governorship petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti as the winner of the last governorship election in the state. Fayemi victories were challenged by Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Olusola had filed a petition, alleging that the election was fraught with irregularities and that Fayemi who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) could not be declared a winner. On Monday, the tribunal unanimously struck out Olusola’s case and ruled that Fayemi is the duly elected governor of the state. Fayose on the Twitter verified handle react on the victory of Fayemi: I would have been surprised at the judgment of the tribunal if it had been otherwise because the judiciary was already coerced b...
Fayose Liken President Buhari To Adolf Hitler
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Fayose Liken President Buhari To Adolf Hitler

Ex Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria. Reacting to the emergence of Onnoghen’s suspension and appointment of New Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko, Fayose tweeted “we now have a full blown Hitler in charge of our country. Read his full tweet : “Now we have a full blown Hitler in charge of our country, acting as if he is law unto himself. But Nigerians will remember that I warned! A President who chose to obey a Black Market order from the CCT to illegally suspend a CJN but refused to obey Valid Court Orders on El-Zakzaky, Dasuki and others is not different from Adolf Hitler.”...........
How I Gave Fayose $5mn Cash From Nigeria’s Security Funds – Obanikoro
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How I Gave Fayose $5mn Cash From Nigeria’s Security Funds – Obanikoro

A former minister on Monday testified that he was directed to pay money from public funds to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, gave evidence on Monday before Mojisola Olatoregun, a judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos during the trial of Mr Fayose. Mr Obanikoro said he was directed to pay money to Mr Fayose from national security funds. He said this while being led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, who is prosecuting the case on behalf of the anti-graft agency, EFCC. Mr Fayose and his company, Spotless, are being prosecuted for alleged illegal diversion of funds of about N6.9 billion. Mr Obanikoro told the court that, “on a Monday in June, 2014 I received a call from Mr Peter ...
Come And Debate, Atiku Has Visited US, Fayose Tells Buhari
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Come And Debate, Atiku Has Visited US, Fayose Tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, former Ekiti State Governor, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to ensure he attends the presidential debate slated for tomorrow. Presidential debate for candidates of political parties is billed to hold on January 19. Mr Fayose, factional head of the South West campaign organisation of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the call on Friday. Messrs Buhari and Abubakar are major contestants in the presidential election scheduled for February 16. They are expected to participate in the debate. There are insinuations in some quarters that the president who seeks a second term in office will dodge the debate. As at press time, POLITICS TIMES could not verify if the APC flag-bear...
Buhari Is A Bad Product, Amaechi Confirmed It – Fayose
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Buhari Is A Bad Product, Amaechi Confirmed It – Fayose

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that the revelation by Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, about the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, shows that the President is a bad product. Amaechi was heard in an audio recording to be expressing shocking pessimistic views about Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose re-election bid he leads. Reacting, Fayose said: “When a marketer tells you the product he is marketing is bad and those who used it in the last three and half years are suffering the consequences, what reasonable minds do is to run away from such product. Amaechi, the Chief Marketer of President Buhari has said it all.”
2019 Presidency: Fayose Advises Buhari On Where To Flag Off His Campaign
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2019 Presidency: Fayose Advises Buhari On Where To Flag Off His Campaign

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take his campaign flag-off to Zamfara or Borno States. Fayose wondered why Buhari would abandon the crisis-ridden states and opt for Akwa Ibom, a state, according to him, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has made peaceful. The former Governor, in a tweet on Thursday afternoon, also accused the President of making just a phone call to Zamfara, a state which has been the hotbed of killings in recent times. Fayose said Buhari should have chosen Zamfara, Yobe or Borno for his campaign flag-off. He tweeted, “Nigerians are being killed in Zamfara, President Buhari could only make phone calls. “But he is going to Akwa Ibom, a state made peaceful by the PDP Govt of @MrUdomEmma...
Fayose Advises Buhari on Where to Flag off His Campaign
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Fayose Advises Buhari on Where to Flag off His Campaign

The immediate past governor of  Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to flag off his campaign in either Zamfara or Borno States. Fayose wondered why Buhari would abandon the crisis-ridden states and opt for Akwa Ibom, a state, according to him, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has made peaceful The former Governor, in a tweet on Thursday afternoon, also accused the President of making just a phone call to Zamfara, a state which has been the hotbed of killings in recent times. Fayose said Buhari should have chosen Zamfara, Yobe or Borno for his campaign flag-off. “Nigerians are being killed in Zamfara, President Buhari could only make phone calls. “But he is going to Akwa Ibom, a state made peaceful by the PDP Govt of @MrUdomEmmanuel to flag of...
Failure In Imo Is Failure In Abuja — Fayose Hits APC
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Failure In Imo Is Failure In Abuja — Fayose Hits APC

Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the rift between Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s chairman, and Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor. Gov. Fayose and Okorocha The former governor made the comment in reaction to the recent criticism of Okorocha by the APC chairman. Oshiomhole on Friday accused the governor of frustrating Hope Uzodinma, the party’s anointed governorship candidate in Imo. “Those who are putting Buhari with their faces because they are unknown are fake. Buhari has APC as his party,” the APC chairman had said. “Buhari has adopted Uzodinma as his governorship candidate. We brought you a message of hope not a message of lamentation and family business. 2019 polls: Bode George urges S’East, S’South PDP leaders t...
Buhari Has Turned EFCC, Police Into APC ‘Attack Dogs’ – Fayose
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Buhari Has Turned EFCC, Police Into APC ‘Attack Dogs’ – Fayose

The immediate Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has turned the Nigeria Police Force and the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, into “attack dogs.” Fayose alleged that Buhari has turned the EFCC a security ‘dogs’ of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain made the claim in a series of tweets. He also stated that Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act was an indication that he was not interested in free and fair elections. Fayose tweeted: “A man who has turned all FG agencies, especially EFCC and Police to the attack dogs of APC cannot be said to be interested in any peaceful election just by mere signing of peace accord. “A man who refused to sign the Amended Elector...
You Can’t Find Any Evidence Of Corruption Against Me, Fayose Tells Fayemi
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You Can’t Find Any Evidence Of Corruption Against Me, Fayose Tells Fayemi

The former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has told his successor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, that he can’t find any incriminating evidence the government could use to nail him, even if he is probed by the present administration. A statement by Fayose’s Media Aide Lere Olayinka in Ado Ekiti, saidhe did not engage in corruption that could warrant any threat from Fayemi against him, adding that the records are there to vindicate him that he served Ekiti well. Fayose, who was reacting to Fayemi’s statement on Monday that he was not interested in probing the ex-governor and that he has left him in the hands God, said: “He (Fayemi) should rather be sincere enough to tell the public that he has checked all the books and found nothing incriminating against me.” In the statement ...

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