Ekiti: Fayose’s loyalists desert govt house (Nation)

Ekiti: Fayose’s loyalists desert govt house (Nation)

Success, they say, has many fathers while failure is an orphan.

That seems to be the scenario at Government House, Ado-Ekiti, where the crowd of friends and associates of the outgoing Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, who used to besiege the place on a daily basis are thinning out by the day.

Fayose’s bid to install his own successor failed in the governorship election that took place in the state last Saturday as his deputy and anointed candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, who flew the flag of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Although Fayose was not a candidate in the election, political observers believe he was the bigger loser as Olusola was merely his protege and he (Fayose) had boasted that it was a test of strength between him one hand and APC and President Muhammadu Buhari on the other hand. Read more

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