OB Focus! Ayo Fayose – Nigerian Politician & Governor Of Ekiti State


Peter Ayodele Fayose, The Oshokomole 1 of Yorubaland is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Ekiti State.

Fayose became the second governor of Ekiti on 29 May 2003 after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the governorship elections. Fayose could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16 October 2006.

During the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose was again the PDP nominee. He won the election and was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the new Governor of Ekiti State; he was inaugurated on 16 Oct 2014. Fayose is now the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times.

Though he is a sitting governor, Fayose is the only person from the mail opposition party in Nigeria to have publicly declared his intentions to run for president in 2019. Though his party, The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has admonished the Governor, against his ambition to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2019


Come 2019, election year, do you think Ayo Fayose will exceed all expectations? Share your thoughts with us below and on Instagram. Also follow the hashtag #OBFocus




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