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I have no interest in Tinubu’s presidential race – Fayose.

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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.

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Fayose, who stated this on a 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 APC. I have no influence on how he will become if he wants to become. I have no interest; the only interest I have is that a PDP president must be put in place.”

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“If this country exists for the peace and enjoyment of all us, we will not be talking about it is APC, it is PDP…A PDP man cannot attend a function with an APC man. An APC man cannot greet a PDP man, we can’t continue like that, it shows level of hypocrisy,” he added.

The ex-governor of Ekiti also said he has not abandoned his ambition to be Nigeria’s president. “The office of the president is a noble one and I will love to be the president of Nigeria if the opportunity permits,” Fayose stated.

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#Newsworthy

Fayose, liability to PDP – Hosea Agboola.

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A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an asset.

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He said this on Thursday while welcoming some loyalists of a former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Rashidi Ladoja, at the Government House, Ibadan.

Agboola, who is popularly called Alleluyah, said this in reaction to a video where Fayose called Makinde a ‘baby governor’.

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He said it was uncharitable for Fayose to call Makinde a ‘baby governor’ and described the ex-governor as an opportunist.

Agboola said, “Such a statement from Fayose to a serving governor and leader of the PDP in the South-West is most uncharitable and in bad taste.

“Governor Makinde before venturing into the public service had made tremendous success as a businessman. He rose from there to win a landslide victory as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election.

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“And the 2019 electoral victory came at a time both the state and Federal Government were being controlled by the ‘almighty’ All Progressives Congress, yet Makinde triumphed and won to prove the bookmakers wrong.

“Today, Oyo State is witnessing all round development in education, health, infrastructure, economy and lots more. Makinde was able to resolve the crisis in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and also ensured it is now the sole property of Oyo State.

“The man with such a Midas touch, whose future promises greater value to humanity, is to Fayose a baby governor? He must have woken up from the wrong side of the bed to utter such a statement.

“But for posterity sake, Fayose deserves no reply, especially if one recalls how he has failed as a politician in his home state

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“Here is Fayose, who had only won elections when the PDP ruled at the centre. His ambition to become a senator in 2011 under the Labour Party was futile, which shows he wins only when the PDP holds sway. Makinde won when opposition was and still at the centre.”

Agboola, who was recently Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ekiti PDP, spoke further, “So, of what political value and relevance is Fayose, who failed woefully to install a successor when he was leaving as an incumbent governor of Ekiti. Ekiti PDP under him became a shadow of itself as he could not produce a single house of assembly member in that state.”

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#Newsworthy

Fayose says Buhari ‘no longer man of integrity’

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This was faulted by the Federal Government through the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who said TI has no evidence to back the report.

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the latest corruption perception index report by Transparency Index.

The report placed Nigeria at 146 out of the 180 countries listed, adding that in West Africa, Nigeria is second most corrupt country after Guinea-Bissau.

Reacting to the Federal Government’s stance on the report, Fayose recalled how the current regime attacked the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan using TI report.

“When the President and his APC gang labelled the PDP government of President Jonathan as corrupt, they relied on reports by the Transparency International (TI). Then, the organization was right and its reports were credible,” Fayose said.

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“Now under Buhari, Mr “Integrity and Corruption Fighter”, the same Transparency International’s latest report placing Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa is no longer credible.”

He added, “Transparency International has now established that under Buhari, Nigeria has become the hq of corruption. At this point, it’s illegal and morally unacceptable to refer to Buhari as Mr Integrity. He has equally failed in securing Nigerians. Therefore, Buhari’s integrity my foot.”

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Fayose blast Reps after Buhari’s invitation; call them ‘toothless bulldogs’

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The House considered a motion moved by members from Borno State on the recent killings of 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents.

Ayodele Fayose, a former Governor of Ekiti State, has labelled members of the House of Representatives as ‘mere toothless bulldogs’ that only exist on paper in the eyes of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Fayose made the claim while reacting to a resolution by the House of Representatives to invite the President to brief the House on the true state of security in Nigeria.

According to him, he would be surprised if Buhari honours their invitation.

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Recall with NoRM that the decision to summon President Buhari was taken at Tuesday’s plenary.

The debate became rowdy after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said it would be inappropriate to invite Buhari to disclose the actions being taken towards handling the security situation in the country.

Gbajabiamila described it as counter-productive.

Reacting to the development, Fayose, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, said: “I will be surprised if the President honours the House of Reps invitation.

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“The National Assembly that is supposed to be representing the people should know by now that in the eyes of this President, they only exist on paper because they are mere toothless bulldogs.

“Some of those Rep members at the forefront of the invitation of the President to appear before the House should expect EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts or arrest for plotting to bring down the legitimate government of the President. I warned,” Fayose tweeted.

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#Newsworthy

Let Nigerians know beneficiaries of seized properties by EFCC – Fayose

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Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, says the ongoing investigation would not be completed without digging into who bought the many properties seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] and how they were sold.

Fayose stated this while reacting to the ongoing probe of Ibrahim Magu, suspended former acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency corruption charges by a Special Presidential Panel.

In a statement by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said the probe must not be just to achieve the sole aim of removing Magu from office, adding that “Nigerians are interested in the identities of buyers of the properties seized by EFCC and how they

He said; “Nigerians must know the beneficiaries of the seized properties and how they were sold because most of these properties were bought by associates of Magu, including some so-called human rights lawyers.

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“These human rights lawyers were his promoters and today, they are the ones defending him because they know that if this investigation goes deeper than just looking for what Magu did wrong so as to remove him from office, their own dirty secrets will be revealed for Nigerians to see.

“It should not end up as a tool just to remove Magu because removing him will not be enough, the loots already ‘re-looted’ must be ‘re-recovered’ and those who ‘re-looted’ the loots brought to book.

“Also, those holding money and properties in trust for Magu as well as those who must have helped him to launder money must be revealed”


#Newsworthy…

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Update: Fayose react to Ondo’s security saga

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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the drama on Sunday in Ondo State where the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi was prevented from exiting the Government House.

NRM reported that Ajayi on Saturday night was stopped from leaving the Government House by the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, who was said to be acting on Akeredolu’s order.

But, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu while defending the police operative, said they were only trying to prevent looting by the Deputy Governor’s aides.

Hours later, the deputy governor defected to the People Democratic Party, PDP.

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Reacting, Fayose condemned the harassment by the police and manhandling of the deputy governor by the Police Commissioner.

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According to him, this depicts how democracy is being threatened under the All progressives Congress, APC.

On his twitter page, Fayose wrote: “Even if the Deputy Governor is decamping to another party, does that give the Police Commissioner the right to hold him hostage?

“Is there any law in this country, permitting police to prevent a Deputy Governor from using his official vehicles just because he is changing political parties?

“That’s the level of threat that democracy is facing in our country under this APC and sadly, the President who should be the leader of the party cannot manage his immediate family not to talk of managing his party or the affairs of the nation.”


#Newsworthy…

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Fayose’s aide support Bisi in ekiti chairmanship election..


Media Aide to Mr. Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, has described the endorsement of Hon. Bisi Kolawole by leaders of the party in the Ekiti Central Senatorial district, as their preferred candidate for the State Chairmanship of our party in the forthcoming Congress as sacrosanct, saying others are also free to openly endorse their choiced aspirants.

Olayinka, who was responding to a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, querying the endorsement of Hon. Kolawole, in a letter to the State Chairman, Chief Gboyega Oguntuwase, said “It is no longer news that you (Oguntuwase) are interested in returning as the State Chairman and we have it on good authority that you are Senator Olujimi’s preffered candidate.”


He said rather than ranting, and having boasted that he will defeat Fayose’s candidate in the congress, it is better for Oguntuwase to go and prepare for a free and fair contest.

Olayinka, who accused the Oguntuwase led State Exco of not playing its role as opposition party in Ekiti State, said it was funny that the State Publicity Secretary was always prompt in releasing press statements on intra-party issues, but asleep on issues bordering on governance in the State.


He reiterated that “Hon. Bisi Kolawole stands endorsed by Fayose and others leaders of the party in Ekiti Central senatorial district as the preferred aspirant to the office of the Chairman of the PDP in Ekiti State without apology and others are also free to openly endorse their preferred aspirants.”

The letter read in part; “First, let me state that this response is on behalf of myself as a party man, who has demonstrated and still demonstrating total commitment and loyalty to the party (Record of my activities speak for itself).


“I read with interest the statement made on behalf of the party in Ekiti State by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Jackson Adebayo, ostensibly concerning the endorsement of Hon. Bisi Kolawole by leaders of the party in the Ekiti Central Senatorial district, as their preferred candidate for the State Chairmanship of our party in the forthcoming Congress.

“I also read the open letter addressed to the State Chairman, Mr. Gboyega Oguntuwase on the same issue by Senator Biodun Olujimi.


“It is a common knowledge that both Jackson Adebayo’s statement and Olujimi’s open letter came from the same source as the two are working together.

“I wish to state, and clearly too that in politics throughout the world, aspirants getting the endorsement of stakeholders is part of the process because in every politics, there must be interests and divides.


“Importantly, in our party’s guideline for the conduct of congresses and national convention, nomination forms of aspirants must be signed by a stipulated number of card carrying members of the party as a form of endorsement.

“Therefore, the endorsement of Hon. Bisi Kolawole by former governor Ayodele Fayose and other leaders in the Ekiti Central senatorial district is right and legitimate, and other aspirants are also at liberty to seek the endorsement of Senator Olujimi and other leaders of the party.


“Fayose that you and I know does not hide his positions on issues. He is a very clear character and that is what he has demonstrated in the endorsement of Hon. Bisi Kolawole.

“Most importantly, the State Publicity Secretary needs to avail himself with a copy of the just released ‘Guidelines for the conduct of Ward, LGA, State, Zonal Congresses and the National Convention’ to know whose power it is to conduct elections into party committees at all levels.


“For the avoidance of doubt, the actual conduct of elections at the Ward, Local Government Area, State, and Zonal Congresses of the party is the duty of the Congresses Committee at each level appointed by the National Working Committee (NWC). In other words, the State Executive Committee, to which the State Publicity Secretary belongs does not have any role to play.

“However, since we are now in the season of suspension of party members loyal to Governor Fayose by your goodself (as the state chairman) and your clique in the State Exco, you can go ahead and announce the suspension of all of us, including Fayose.


“To me, rushing to write open letters and issuing press statements is of no use. Most importantly, Senator Olujimi writing an open letter to you as the State chairman is like a husband writing open letter to his wife, and we in Fayose’s group will not be bothered.

“Finally, it is my advice that the State Publicity Secretary should be alive to his responsibility as the opposition Spokesperson in Ekiti State. It is funny that Mr. Jackson Adebayo is always prompt in releasing press statements on intra-party issues, but asleep on issues bordering on governance in the State.

“We have not seen the State PDP under your goodself, taking the APC led government on concerning issues bordering on the well-being of the people and one cannot but begin to subscribe to the popular notion that there could be an accord between some people and the APC-led government in the State.

“In conclusion, we in Fayose group have demonstrated our readiness for the congresses by telling the whole world where our interest is, others too are free to so do.”


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Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu reacted to Fayose’s video.


The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has reacted to a video of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dancing on a cruise ship with a white woman after being granted permission to travel abroad for ‘medical treatment’ by a federal high court.

Special assistant on media and publicity to Mr Magu, Tony Amokeodo told Premium Times that they won’t be reacting to the video on grounds of the anti-graft agency only prosecuting the former governor and not persecuting him.

He stated that they can only wait till Fayose returns on the next adjourned date for the continuation of his trial over an alleged N2.2 billion fraud.

”We are not going to react to that video (on) the grounds that the EFCC is prosecuting him, not persecuting him.

”Besides, the court granted him permission to travel abroad for medical attention. We are of the opinion that the former governor would have to be in court and that his trial is on course. And we will definitely meet him on the next adjourned date.”


#Newsworthy…

EFCC expose sick Ayodele Fayose.


Former Governor of Ekiti State Peter Ayodele Fayose, has been exposed in a video and picture shared by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) showing how he has been having a good time with wine, women and music abroad after a court handling his trial granted him leave to travel for medical treatment.

While releasing the video and picture, the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu stated: “Former Governor Ayo Fayose currently undergoing his medical treatment abroad. The Court that granted him bail on Medical ground should take note.”


But Fayose in a response he shared on Twitter said he had every right to enjoy the holiday season like everyone else because he only travelled for medical checkup and not on admission in the hospital.

The former governor wrote: ” These “hailers” when I was on their case, they were crying. Now I’m on my own lane enjoying my life, they are still crying and sucking. Expect more so you can cry more. I’m on medical check up not admission. Celebrating New Year is my right, haters can hug transformer. Happy New Year.”


#Newsworthy…

Fayose replies from abroad, says I am on my own now, they are still crying.

…when I was on their matter, they were crying


Earlier today, President Buhari’s media aide, Lauretta Onochie reacted to a video of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dancing with a white woman after being granted permission to travel out for an emergency medical treatment by a Nigerian court.

(Read first story here)

In his response, Fayose took to Twitter to say,

these “hailers”, when I was on their case,they were crying. Now I’m on my own lane enjoying my life, they are still crying & sucking.Expect more so you can cry more. I’m on medical check up not admission. Celebrating New Year is my right, haters can hug transformer. Happy New Year’.

‘Once again, Happy New Year to everyone, particularly my haters politically or otherwise. How far can you go in your machinations? Definitely nowhere. Remember; “He that is blessed of God cannot be cursed.” I will remain your headache in 2020 if you don’t repent’.

When I was on their case, they were crying, now I


#Newsworthy…

Fayose spotted dancing with white woman abroad.


President Buhari’s media aide, Lauretta Onochie has reacted to a video of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dancing with a white woman after being granted permission to travel out for an emergency medical treatment by a Nigerian court.

The former Governor of Ekiti State was granted permission to travel out for an emergency medical treatment in December 2019, amid his trial for an alleged N2.2bn fraud.


However after a video of Fayose dancing with a white woman surfaced, Lauretta Onochie stated that it seems the Ekiti-born politician is healed and might not be seen on stretchers during his next court appearance or on his way to jail.

She tweeted;

Its a miracle! Peter is healed! Praise The Lord! Doctors can work wonders sha. Ayodele Fayose On Medical Dancing therapy. This means he’s no longer in severe pain and we won’t be seeing him on stretchers during his next court appearance or on his way to jail. Thank you Doctors

Fayose spotted dancing with white woman after being allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment, Lauretta Onochie reacts


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N6.9Bn – Absence of the trial judge, Aneke keeps Ayo Fayose’s case in extension.

Trial on the alleged N6.9 billion fraud against former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose at the Federal High Court, Lagos, was on Thursday, November 28th stalled following absence of the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.

The judge is said to be away attending a conference. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering involving N6.9 billion while serving as governor.

Also charged alongside Fayose, was Abiodun Agbele, the ex-governor’s aide accused of assisting his boss in carting away part of the missing funds. He was first arraigned on October 22, 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun alongside his company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on an 11-count charge.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail on October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with two sureties in like sum.

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