BIRTH NAME : Peter Ayodele Fayose
POPULAR KNOWN AS : Ayo Fayose
NET WORTH : Nothing is really known about his net worth for now
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 15 November 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH: Oyo State
STATE OF ORIGIN : Ekiti State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian politician , current Governor of Ekiti State and The Oshokomole 1 of Yorubaland
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Married to Feyisetan Fayose
CHILDREN : He has five children all boys
EDUCATION : He attended Olivet Baptist High School and The Polytechnic, Ibadan
Peter Ayodele Fayose popularly known as Ayo Fayose, is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Ekiti State. He also The Oshokomole 1 of Yorubaland. If you want to know everything about him without any fact left untouched then continue reading this Biography Of Peter Ayodele Fayose the incumbent Governor of Ekiti State.
Early life And Background
Peter Ayodele Fayose who is widely known as Fayose for short was born on November 15, 1960, hails from Afo Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Young Fayose was raised in Oyo State where he attended high school and tertiary education.
Fayose attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo In 1985 and got admitted for a Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Biological Sciences/Applied Medical/Biology by The Polytechnic, Ibadan and completed his studies the year 1987. He did his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps program at Pepsi Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, where he was entrusted with installation, maintenance and servicing of medical and laboratory equipment. he worked under this department all through his time at Pepsi Nigeria .
After completing his one year service , he traveled out of the country during which he was exposed to a new life and he was opportuned to find himself in broad spectrum of business that helped shaped his dreams.
After venturing into politics, Foyose contested for Ekiti state governorship election in 2003 under the umbrella of PDP and came out with a flying colours , he officially became the governor of Ekiti on 29 May 2003 after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the governorship elections. He was later impeached on 16 October 2006 which left his tenure uncompleted.
He didn’t give up his aspiration to become the Governor of Ekiti state, he came back again during the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State, fortunately he was picked again as the PDP nominee for that election year.
He also won again and was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the new Governor of Ekiti State; he was inaugurated on 16 Oct 2014. According to Nigeria political history, Fayose is now the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times.
As a governor of Ekiti state, Fayose has publicly declared his intentions to run for president in Nigerian general election, 2019. He is the only person from the main opposition party in Nigeria to have engaged in such path. His party DPD, has reproved his decision but we are not sure about his next move right now.
Peter Ayodele Fayose has been alleged to take part in a plan to rig the upcoming election and this discussion was recorded by an army officer Captain Sagir Koli of the Nigerian Army 32nd Artillery Brigade. The said officer recorded the dialogue when he was asked to accompany his then commanding Officer, Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh, to a meeting at Spotless Hotel in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. According to revelations, the meeting was attended by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, the Minister for Police Affairs Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, the Minister of State for Defense Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Senator Iyiola Omisore of Osun State, the former Minister for Police Affairs and navy captain Caleb Olubolade, failed senate candidate Chris Uba and PDP Anambra chieftain .
Captain Sagir Koli was praised by the military for his patriotism and dedication toward doing the right thing. This led to the decision that every party members especially those who will fly the flag of the party in 2018 will be checkmated thoroughly.
Foyose Bank Accounts Blocked by EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission also known as the EFCC froze four Zenith Bank accounts owned by Governor Fayose . He was accused of using the accounts for money laundering for his Ekiti governorship election in 2014 . Order was given to EFCC on June 24, 2016 by the judge Justice Mohammed Idris to freeze all the funds in the said accounts in Zenith Bank.
According to the report, two of the accounts belong to Governor Ayo Fayose while the third belongs to his hotel Spotless Hotel in Ado Ekiti. The fourth account is owned by Fayose’s aides, Abiodun Agbele, who is under EFCC nest.
Fayose And Aisha Buhari Battle
On June 22, 2016, Fayose alleged that wife of the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari , Aisha Buhari had claimed to be a daughter of General Muhammadu Buhari to the US Court for transferring $170,000 to indicted US Congressman, Williams Jefferson, in the William J. Jefferson corruption case involving Halliburton. He added that she did that to avoid arrest by US authorities and that was the reason behind her failing to accompany her husband on his three presidential visits to the United States.
Fayose is married to Feyisetan Fayose and they are blessed with 5 male children. They are Joju, Rogba, Tomiwa, Nigba, and Boluwatife.
Fayose is generally loved as a result of his passion to make Nigeria a better place placing more emphasis on his state.
The governor is also known to visit the market, interact with the traders, control traffic and even at one time he rode a motorcycle to the state assembly complex to inaugurate new members. He is loved by people from his state because he doesn’t place too much important on himself.