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|Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by sojiboy(m): 11:22am On Feb 01|
Fayemi at 56... Courageous Warrior who chooses his battles carefully
Little wonder Yoruba says, Moja Mosa la un mo akinkanju, Akinkanju to ba Moja, ti o Mosa, iru won lo un bo'Ogun lo (literally, a warrior chooses his battle wisely).
He fought for almost three years before retrieving the mandate freely given to him by Ekiti Kete and was sworn in as Governor on Oct 16, 2010. His days in office throughout the constitutionally approved 4years of stay in office didn't come without different challenges; but he selected his battles and conquered whichever he set out for. Most notable of the battles is his re-election in 2014, where he accepted electoral results and concede defeat to former Governor Ayodele Peter Fayose, despite having the knowledge of the electoral fraud perpetrated without recourse to war in the state.
He left Ekiti State only to be saddled with the management of the presidential primary election of the APC as Chairman and the shadow election which was free and fair produced Buhari as the party’s flag bearer. This didn't come without a fight - for him to compromise electoral results for the then moneybags in APC but his discipline and determination to be an unbiased umpire, carved a niche for him as the very first Nigerian who conducted presidential primaries without rancor within the party. Erelu's husband, Fayemi, came out triumphantly as he was celebrated across the globe for the exceptional record making and breaking. Despite the efforts of powers that be to exempt him from the 2015 Buhari presidential campaign committee, Buhari insisted on Fayemi's inclusion in the campaign team, which made JKF the head of the Strategic and Planning Team of the campaign committee.
Did I forget to tell you that Fayemi was favourably positioned to run as Buhari’s running mate, there was a campaign of calumny against Fayemi by a group led by a notorious Ado man, where he used his pseudo-journo skills to downplay the popularity of Ilufemiloye in Ekiti and Southwest as a whole, but after a very deep negotiation, Fayemi who knew when to and not to fight, gave in to even lesser opinion not because he wasn't eminently qualified but saw the battle to wrestle power from the then Pdp led Govt more important than anything agreed to let go.
After the NOW CALLED ABUJA BOYS, where denied the Vice Presidential ticket, Osinbajo was brought in. This didn't come as easy as thought, because the Abuja boys also fought many underground battles to deny THE CAPO Dei Capi of the same Ticket; but for the bigger war ahead against PDP, they conceded the ticket to him but not to his person. Still Fayemi was in the Strategic and Planning Committee of the election, which President Goodluck Jonathan will never forget anytime soon.
After Buhari's victory in the 2015 election, the battle of who becomes what started and either by choice or by force, Fayemi was the centre of the noise especially from the southwest and Ekiti in particular. Different political names sprang up to be appointed as Minister from the state when Fayemi a former Gov, Chairman Apc presidential primary election and Chairman strategic and planning committee was tactically downplayed by Judas and Spoilers of the State but Buhari being so sure of the stuff the war expert (JKF) is capable of, against all odds appointed Fayemi as Minister for Mines & Steels. Did the Battle end there? NO, did Fayemi despite all the challenges fight back? NO, he conserved his energy for bigger battles; little wonder he won the Ekiti 2018 Apc primary election effortlessly despite being the last contestant to show interest in less than 3 months of the said election. After the primaries, the Chief Strategist made peace with his co-contestants in less than 15 days and got set to wrestle power from the PDP in the State, and the rest is story today. Fayemi was sworn in for the second time as the 3rd democratically elected Governor on the 16th of Oct 2018.
The battle didnt end there, as the legal battle between him and Eleka of PDP lasted for a while. That of Engr. Segun Oni didn't conquer him; local and national politics got his name in almost every politics (local, regional and national). The contest for Nigerian Governors Forum came; Fayemi won the contest unchallenged, as Mallam El-Rufai of Kaduna, who happens to be his close friend stepped down to make Fayemi the NGF Chairman.
The agitation for the creation of Southwest Security Network codenamed "Amotekun" was a fight of point of duty after the NGF Election, where Fayemi talked tough, challenged the presidency and the Nigeria Police Force on the need to protect our region. He didn't shy away from the fact that he had northern friends who saw the creation of Amotekun as a threat to their kinsmen in the southwest, as much as nothing will kill the lofty dream of Amotekun. Fayemi thus reassured the safety of law abiding citizens irrespective of the tribe, colour, language or even nationality. Akeredolu despite preparing to slug out his second term ambition as Ondo state Govenor, gave all his best; likewise Makinde the only PDP governor in southwest.
Fayemi as a warrior took the battle ground to Ondo state where his long time friend Akeredolu contested his second term, despite all threats from opposition both within and outside APC family, Fayemi with the support of other of his APC colleagues and the overwhelming votes of the masses, secured victory for Aketi as second term Govenor of the Sunshine state. I deliberately skipped the APC Party Chairmanship, as though Oshiomole keeps fingering Fayemi as one of the Governors who wanted him to fall, Fayemi had severally denied his involvement in Oshiomole's plight, but for the fact that Oshiomole lost out and he claimed Fayemi is the arrowhead, shall we not call him a warrior?
Fayemi was among many, who fought for Nigeria's democracy through the creation of "Radio Kudirat" to amplify the voice of the voiceless, and many of these stories are flying around the internet, but my concentration is the latest.
At 56, Fayemi has fought battles selectively and you will agree with me that his name has been dragged into the 2023 Presidential election by many political analysts as he is seen to be qualified for the number one political office of the country. As much as I am not in any position to determine whether he should contest or not, since the world has seen the potential in him, I will advise the governor of Ekiti State with the popular German writer- Bertolt Brecht's quote, which says "If you fight, you might win; if you don’t, you have already lost." But the, the victory of Progressives in the Ekiti 2022 elections will determine how easy 2023 pendulum will swing in favour of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi.
Adesoji Gabriel (AngelGabby)
Writes from Ado-Ekiti.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Mynd44: 7:30am On Feb 02|
This right here is hilarious AF. Fayemi?
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Calibrator: 7:31am On Feb 02|
Nigeria does not have any "Politician".
What we have are career working men who have decided to live off the resources of the nation and in an informal competition to ascertain who can loot more.
I went through the whole epistle and I didn't see any instance where he did anything extra to benefit his "employers" in this case the taxpayers.
This country is not getting better anytime soon.
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|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by ForeThinker: 7:31am On Feb 02|
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by homealone00: 7:32am On Feb 02|
I am from Ekiti, dont trust my Governor, he said herdsman are welcome in Ekiti, how can you welcome kidnappers, killers and rapist?
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by princejayy(m): 7:33am On Feb 02|
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Taiwojon(m): 7:34am On Feb 02|
Jesus love you and die for you. don't postpone your salvation today, tomorrow might be too late
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by helinues: 7:34am On Feb 02|
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by beardedboy(m): 7:35am On Feb 02|
Politicians; all of them are the same.
Trust this writer or any other journalist at your own risk.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by homealone00: 7:36am On Feb 02|
Adetonachris:which good work?
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by beardedboy(m): 7:38am On Feb 02|
TBH, he has good works. But this article is an exaggeration.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Judolisco(m): 7:38am On Feb 02|
Moja mosa werey wo
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Aderewah: 7:40am On Feb 02|
Fayemi is very egoistic. Even this article is just messaging his ego. When Fatemi was sharing ponmo all over Ekiti, I thought Fayemi will make a Fashola level difference on his return. Apparently, he has nothing to offer Ekitinor Nigeria.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Haywhysat: 7:48am On Feb 02|
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by SandraJane: 7:52am On Feb 02|
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by ishowdotgmail(m): 8:01am On Feb 02|
Happy birthday to the people's governor.... Ekiti Kete
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by etrouble: 8:01am On Feb 02|
Traitors die miserably.
I hope Fayemi is not one
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by sangresan(m): 8:18am On Feb 02|
sojiboy:Trash from the half-educated political jobber called Soji.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by OneTemplate: 8:18am On Feb 02|
Lol. This article na wa. Tongue up Fayemi's azz so far you cant even see it. Nigerians are the most sycophantic and most shameless praise-singers on Earth.
The traitor called Fayemi is weak as a politician, very weak as an administrator and totally ignorant of the concepts of gratitude and loyalty.
The comment of " book knowledge alone is not enough" must have been made with Fayemi in mind. Well-educated but sucks at being a politician, a leader and chief executive officer of a Nigerian State.
No wonder born-to-rule Northerners are looking at him as a Southern stooge President they can continue ruling Nigeria through by proxy.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by OneTemplate: 8:19am On Feb 02|
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Towerex(m): 8:19am On Feb 02|
Every wise politician must choose his battles wisely.
Happy birthday Fayemi!
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by tunderoc(m): 8:21am On Feb 02|
Nobody knew Fatemi until the Lagos man brought him and imposed him on Ekiti, people like Yinka Akerele, Alake and co were more on ground. Tinubu forced him on everyone then... After riding on Tinubu's wing to power he began to fight him which everyone like sha... This piece of shit this paid political jingoist wrote is just to start polishing failed Fayemi for 2023 VP slot and una don fail, because there will be no election in 2023 not with the Fulani herdsmen you and your bandwagon of murderers unleashed on us
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by Integrafamoo: 8:34am On Feb 02|
The worst governor Ekiti ever produced. He is only glamorous on the internet/social media, but totally disconnected from the people; with an insignificant performance.
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by pharmagba: 8:47am On Feb 02|
Fayemi may have his good points but this write up is fraught with falsehood or incomplete truth
It should have acknowledge the help of other ACPN stalwart who stood by him in retrieving his mandate, omitting this is incomplete. Even men like Sunday Igboho understood this that giving honor to our elders is Yoruba and and honorable thing to do.
To start claiming that anyone doesn't want him in Buhari campaign is childish, especially coming at this time. He ate the spoil of victory then come here to say 'Mr so' doesn't want him. The truth is that his tenure as Etiki governor was not fantastic, no outstanding growth in IGR, no groundbreaking investment in Infastructure, so what does he bring to the table in terms of achievements? Fashola outperformed him. The only thing that brought him ahead of Fashola was a Christian was needed as Buhari running mate. Prof Osinbajo even regarded as mere commissioner outperformed hm even as a commissioner ,being picked ahead of him also show that on religion he was not also sellable. The acceptance Buhari got as a result of Osinbajo especially among christians and in the region cannot be overemphasized.
I rest my case here, when a man whom has been in public service comes out, his achievement should be foremost then acknowledgment of all who helped him successful and to not incite self perceived enemies
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by gbemishile: 8:50am On Feb 02|
I only see you as a betrayer
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by easyfem(m): 9:00am On Feb 02|
hissssssssssssss........... av loose respect for this guy ......... playing politics with south west life ..... anyway sha ..... we dey wait u to come contest for president ..... then u go knw aw we dey vex
|Re: Fayemi At 56: Roles He Played In Ekiti And National Politics by chamboy(m): 9:05am On Feb 02|
Ekiti is a poor state. Let that sink in.
Any smart person from the state knows better than ask for cosmetic reality rather than investing in revenue generation that will yield future sustainability.
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