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AYODELE FAYOSE

Ekiti Assembly Inviting Fayose To Cover Gov. Fayemi’s Zero Performance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said the invitation of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose by the State House of Assembly is a ploy meant to distract the people’s attention from seeing the near-zero performance of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. The PDP said the invitation is a witch hunting strategy. The assembly yesterday summoned Fayose, a former Speaker of the House, Kola Oluwawole, former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Mr Dapo Olagunju; former Commissioner for Local Government…

Scandal-hit Senator Elisha Abbo Involved In Fresh Assault Case

Senator Elisha Abbo, who represents Adamawa-North senatorial district in the 9th National Assembly, has been enmeshed in another assault scandal, barely 48 hours after a video of him assaulting some women at a sex toy shop in Abuja surfaced online. THE WHISTLER had reported how Senator Abbo, on Wednesday, broke down in tears while publicly offering his apology for assaulting a nursing mother at the adult toy shop. The youngest senator in the 9th Senate had said: “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility…

Alleged N6.9bn Fraud: EFCC’s Unpreparedness Stalls Fayose’s Re-Arraignment

The re-arraignment of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, was stalled on Friday after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to adjourn the case as it was still investigating the former governor for other matters. Fayose is currently facing N6.9 billion fraud before the said court. EFCC’s counsel, Mr S.A. Obafemi, told Justice J. Aneke who is presiding over the case that he had not received directives from the EFCC on what next to do about the case. “The…

June 12: Group Lauds Fayose For Attacking Obasanjo

Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described “the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo over recognition of June 12 as condemnable. President of the forum, Prof. Tejumade Akitoye-Rhodes, gave the reaction in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Recall that Fayose had in a tweet on Thursday said the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhamnadu Buhari was to Obasanjo’s shame. The former governor said that it was Obasanjo’s…

Fayemi Defends Sack Of 2000 Persons Employed By Fayose

The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has spoken on the recent sack of over 2000 persons employed by his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose. Recall that the governor had announced the sack of those employed by Fayose in a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information Muyiwa Olumilua. “All appointments made after the governorship election of July 2018, an exercise found to have violated due process, are hereby canceled and declared null and void. “All 272 officers employed by the former Governor Fayose led…

Wike’s Victory Historic, Says Fayose

Following the re-election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in the governorship poll, immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has described the victory as a historic one. Fayose who in a post on Twitter mocked the opposition 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…

Ogun Governorship: Fayose Hits Amosun After His Candidate Lost To APC

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has taken a swipe at Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the state’s governorship election by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Adekunle Akinlade, who is the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and preferred runner of Governor Amosun, lost the Ogun gubernatorial election to Dapo Abiodun of the APC. According to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),…

Fayemi, Fayose Ignore Political Differences, Embrace In Public

Despite years of trading blames and hot exchange of words, the governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi and his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, have embraced each other in public. The drama happened at the ceremony organized in honour of Afe Babalola, a revered lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) which held at Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday. Fayemi had delivered a speech and was walking to his seat when Fayose stood to greet him. In his response to the gesture, Fayemi threw his arms wide open as both men…

Court To Resume Fayose’s Trial On February 7

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed February 7 for the continuation of the trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, over an alleged N6.9 billion fraud. The case, which was earlier fixed for Wednesday, for the continuation of cross-examination of the fifth prosecution witness, has been shifted to Thursday. On the next adjourned date, both the prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs, and the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, will address the court on the…

Amidst Crisis, Fayose Inaugurates Atiku/Obi South-West Campaign Council

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, is currently inaugurating the Atiku/Obi South West Presidential Campaign Council in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, despite a petition before the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop formation of the council. Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, who represents Ekiti South constituency, had earlier petitioned PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus, seeking dissolution and reconstitution of the council because Fayose allegedly failed to follow due process in…