By: Tunde Ogunmola
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose is waiting on God to give him direction on who to succeed him in 2018. The Governor said he would have preferred or endorsed Kayode Oso as his possible successor, but he needs to seek God’s consent before he could nominate or endorse anyone for the plum job. If you care to know, Oso, was Fayose’s commissioner for works, who resigned his appointment about two years ago citing health challenges.
Fayose reportedly said this much while having meeting with aspirants and some leaders of the PDP at his residence in Afao Ekiti yesterday. He also noted that some members of the party who were suspended from the party should be pardoned and re-accepted into the party.
Fayose said thus: “If I were asked to pick a candidate to succeed me, I would have picked Kayode Oso straight off. But I have called him into the room and told him to allow me seek God’s consent concerning it. I have called my deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, I have also called Bisi Omoyeni into the room and asked them to allow me seek God’s consent. Whoever God chooses, we will support among the aspirants.
“I have nothing against Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, I have great respect for him, from ministerial appointment to chairmanship at Ekiti State University and then his recommendation to the party at the national level. I have always stood by him, I wouldn’t have done that for someone I don’t love, so mischief makers had better looked elsewhere to play their game”.