- Ayo Fayose, popularly knowns as Osoko, has been speaking to the media since he turned 60 on Saturday, November 14
- A political enigma, Fayose declared that he has forgiven those who betrayed him during his political journey so far
- The former governor of Ekiti state also spoke on many other issues relating to his personal and political life
Mr Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti state, has declared that he has forgiven all those who offended him in the course of his political journey.
Fayose, a two-term governor of the southwest state, made the declaration on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
He urged all politicians in Ekiti to forget the politics of bitterness for the interest and progress of the state, adding that his desire was to be closer to God and be a preacher of His words.
He made the comments on Sunday, November 15 while speaking on a radio programme to commemorate his birthday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
He charged all politicians to start embarking upon what will make people remember them after leaving the position of authorities, noting that whatever they do today will become history tomorrow.
The former governor also mentioned a few among his achievements as the governor of Ekiti, stressing that his memorable day was when he was illegally impeached from office as governor of Ekiti state.
While answering a question on the rationale behind the stomach infrastructure programme he initiated when he was in office, he said COVID-19 palliative is stomach infrastructure.
Fayose, who defeated two incumbent governors, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Dr Kayode Fayemi in 2003 and 2014 respectively, said he still believes he can be Nigeria’s president and that how it will happen is for God to decide.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday, November 14, Fayose disclosed that he will like to pursue the ambition to become a pastor to show how grateful he is to God.
The former governor also debunked claims that he nurses a dream to get the post of a senator, and lamented that many of his friends and allies abandoned him after he lost the governorship poll.
Meanwhile, a former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has been named the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s reconciliation panel in the southwest region.
Key chieftains of the party in the region have been at loggerheads with Fayose and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state featuring prominently in the open bickering.
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