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Ayodele Fayose And His Legacy Of Violence…How NBC Terminated His Satanic Broadcasts To Prevent Bloodshed

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Ayodele Fayose And His Legacy Of Violence…How NBC Terminated His Satanic Broadcasts To Prevent Bloodshed

By Jide Oluwajuyitan

The Federal Government’s deployment of about 30,000 policemen and other security personnel to forestall any form of violence during last Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election has come under heavy criticism. With the whole of the Middle Belt region under siege and the daily harvests of deaths now spreading to north-western states of Sokoto and Zamfara while the Inspector General of Police, the Defence Minister and the DSS Director General wring their hands when not talking from both sides of the mouth, it is difficult to fault the argument of those who talk of misplaced priority by a government that has failed to adequately address security concerns of the governed.

Now that the election is over, I will like to join my fellow compatriots to demand President Buhari adopts the Ekiti template to confront insecurity issues around the country.

This however is without prejudice to President Buhari’s apprehension about violence during elections all over the country and most especially in the southwest. Those who should know better have argued the figure followed observed lapses during last year’s Anambra election conducted with 26,000 police officers. And the police represented by its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood have also justified the figure when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily early in the week. According to him “Ekiti is a flashpoint when it comes to politicking, you can remember what happened in the second republic; we don’t want a repeat of that”. Indeed, a journey through history will show election violence foisted on the west by “mainstreamers” such as NPC (1965) and NPN (1983) led to the collapse of both the first and second republics.

Representative government in form of holding office at the behest of the people within the Obaship traditional administration system predates imported representative democracy in Yorubaland. Resisting any form of imposition of leadership through Obaship traditional system or election rigging in Yorubaland is according to Professor Akintoye, innate in Yoruba people. This perhaps explains why Nigerian ‘mainstreamers’, such as NPC, NPN were violently resisted with Obasanjo’s 2003 ill-fated ‘mainstreaming’ finally settled by the judiciary in favour of the people of Edo, Ondo and Osun states after initial pockets of violent resistance.

This is why with fearless and short-sighted dangerous politicians like Fayose who has all through his political career been associated with violence, putting adequate measures in place to guard against outbreak of violence during last Saturday Ekiti governorship election became imperative.

First, Fayose was a product of the late Adedibu’s (the garrison commander of Ibadan) school of politics. It was from this highly respected Ibadan politician who started as a political thug that Fayose was picked up by Obasanjo who went on to impose him on Ekiti in 2003. Predictably, his first three years as elected governor was marked by violence and assassination of some of his party members. This plus EFCC allegation of N1, 2b theft levelled against him by EFCC led to his impeachment in 2006 (later declared illegal by Supreme Court in 2014).

His political resurrection in 2014 according to Temitope Aluko, his alter ego and self-confessed partner in crime, was made possible with ex-President Jonathan “providing $37m , 1,040 recognised soldiers and another batch of 400 ‘unrecognised soldiers’ brought from Enugu in addition to 44 special strike teams brought in (with) Toyota Hilux buses from Abuja and Onitsha.’ The April 2014 assault on Ekiti was according to him ‘led by the then Minister for Police Affairs Jelil Adesiyan, Musiliu Obanikoro, junior minister of defence, Brigadier General Aliu Momoh with another contingent of 12,000 mobile police men, 26 sniffer dogs,15,000 NSCDC personnel’.

fayose legacy of violence

As a product of violence, his first action as a governor-elect in 2014 was to visit violence on the judiciary. It is on record that he was accompanied to court by thugs who beat up the judge presiding over his eligibility case. He also employed the services of the thugs to chase 19 elected members of the state House of Assembly out of town while he ran the state with seven PDP members. His hand-picked cronies went on to win the subsequent election into the state and national houses of assembly having driven serious contenders out of town with the help of thugs.

And if we needed other proof to show Fayose is a man of violence that needed to be caged, his activities during and after last Saturday electoral contest in which he was not a candidate provided sufficient justification for government’s deployment of a large contingent of police to Ekiti State.

With the conclusion of all campaign activities on Thursday July 12, Fayose with his army of thugs and thousands of Okada riders who the police claimed blocked the way to the government house with their bikes, without police approval decided to embark on what Adebola Akingbade of “live on Direct” TV described as ‘victory walk ’ around Ado Ekiti. I think we have the police to thank for stopping a potential descent into an orgy of violence when a hallucinating man leading charged thugs and ‘okada’ riders stage a ‘victory rally’ for an election 24 hours ahead in opposition strongholds.

Let us be charitable by not reading meanings into Fayose’s motive. Let us accept the police was overzealous for stopping victory rally of yet-to-be held election, which he had boasted his hand-picked candidate would win in spite of the electorate. But what are we to make of the madness of announcing the result of the election in the middle of the night while INEC, a body constitutionally empowered to conduct elections was still busy collating the results? Here again we have the National Broadcasting Commission that promptly terminated Fayose’s satanic broadcast designed to plunge Ekiti he has deceived and swindled for four years into a turmoil of fighting groups.

fayose legacy violence

Back in April 2014, Fayemi in the interest of Ekiti people conceded defeat gracefully in an election he knew he couldn’t have possibly lost on account of his performance. In 2018, Fayose is goading the people towards violence after an election in which his hand-picked candidate lost in 12 of the 16 local councils of the state.

The truth about who really sets out to serve Ekiti people can be found in the Biblical King Solomon’s story. When there was a call for a sword to divide the child into two, the true mother said “give the baby to her, just don’t kill her” (Kings 3:16-28) Fayose has been the custodian of this baby for four years. But EFCC records show Fayose splashed all the monies he allegedly took from ex-President Jonathan on personal properties located in Lagos and Abuja rather than on the baby. Fayose who when not boasting, was quoting the Bible to decree and prophesy victory for his hand-picked minion forgets “God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows , that will he also reap” (Galatians 6:7.)

A few days to the election, Fayose was asked by Seun Okinbaloye of Channels Television to identify what he did for the Ekiti people in four years. His answer: “as a grass root politician, I was a few days back frying gari (cassava flour) with some rural women”. He conveniently forgot his greatest legacy-violence, by which he will be remembered by illustrious sons and daughters of Ekiti who fled home in the last four years.



  1. Kehinde Kosala

    July 19, 2018 at 5:51 AM

    I blame OBasanjo for giving this tout a voice.
    If not for Obasanjo corrupt dealings, fayose should still be in excile

  2. Metu Nyetu

    July 19, 2018 at 6:06 AM

    FAYOSE IS in deed not good to govern any state. No wonder why it wasn’t difficult for APC to wrest the reins from his hands. If you do well as a governor, your party is likely to continue in office. It’s as simple as that. My State is Enugu, and I see nothing in the nearest future that will take it away from PDP, even though they have their lapses.

  3. Mon

    July 19, 2018 at 6:47 AM

    Ekiti people knows better, whatever happened, the masses will always be the victim as they are left to choose between two evil who are representing one body, they only partitioned themselves just to deceive people, they all have the same goal to keep the masses in darkness, until the foundation of Nigeria be re negotiated…Everything will always be wrong.

    • navis

      July 19, 2018 at 9:20 AM

      True and ideological talk Mon

  4. iron bar

    July 19, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    He is a tout and should be prosecuted for violence and embezzlement but lets shift focus a bit.
    how could fayose win twice and defeated ex gov kayode who recently resigned as a minister to contest for a position he once occupied..what did he forget in govt office and what was his achievement.
    fayose was an opposition voice and was hunted for that just like serving senator abaribe who spoke the truth about buharis maradonic and selfish styled leadership and got arrested.opposition is never silenced in any democratic setting.apc and pdp are corrupt entities who converge and decamp at will during election time.
    i always campaign for candidates outside god fatherism PLC to pilot affairs of the local, state and federal levels.
    ffk and fayose exposes this corrupt govt just like pdp was marred with corruption during their time.
    its 2019,i urge all to shun violence,vote out hese criminals and inject fresh brains into the system.reject their satanic rice and loaf of bread which is a convenant they use to blind the electorate.dont let your kids serve them as thugs during campaign while their own reside in abroad.
    herdsmen are now legitimate and carry out attacks with impunity but a battalion was deployed to ekiti and will even see more during upcoming osun governorship polls.python dance unleased terror on good people of the south east because they want liberation..anarchy is taking over..resist these monsters before they run us over.

  5. DB

    July 19, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    A criminal like Fayose needed more than 30000 policemen sef because the only language Fayose understands is VIOLENCE and Disrespect for people. They understood what he was capable of and was ready to incite violence in Ekiti it not for serious clipping of his wings. He is a Disgrace to his people

  6. wunmi

    July 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Frankling speaking, I agree with Mon. This is not a matter of A or P, broom or Umbrella. These are same evil men with underlining corruption of the highest order. Two evils representing one body as he said. But i will always blame the masses. A country gets the leaders they deserve. They (Leaders) are the micro of the macro population. They are our products and results of our corruption inclination of you and me that calls ourselves followers. We glorify mediocrity and sing praises of the corrupt rich leaders. we encourage them. we refused to clease ourselves and get rid of the greed and corruption even as we, the populace. Lets the change begins from the followership say No to inducement of any sort. Lets vote for credibility!

  7. Lola O

    July 19, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    If Fayose wants bloodshed, he should sacrifice his own life and children first. Who wants to die for these hopeless politicians whose only ambition is to steal money for the benefit of themselves and close associates? God’s anger has descended upon you, Ayo Fayose. God has nothing to do with evil and cannot be mocked. Whatever we sow, we shall surely reap. Now, begin reaping what you have sown. Even his smile is evil

    • Tade Ogunmola

      July 19, 2018 at 4:52 PM

      Brilliant observation @ Lola O. that is the first thing I saw when I look at this photo. Even the white cloth is not enough to cover his dark heart

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