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Ayo Fayose Biography, Educational Background, Wife and Politics

Ayo Fayose Biography

Ayo Fayose: Peter Ayodele Fayose is a Nigerian politician who is the current Governor of Ekiti State. He was born on 15 November 1960 and grew up in Oyo State.

Fayose became the second governor of Ekiti on 29 May 2003 after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the governorship elections. Fayose could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16 October 2006.

During the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose was again the PDP nominee. He won the election and was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the new Governor of Ekiti State; he was inaugurated on 16 Oct 2014. Fayose is now the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times.

Ayo Fayose Educational Background

He attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo In 1985. He was admitted for a Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Biological Sciences/Applied Medical/Biology by the Polytechnic, Ibadan and graduated in 1987. While doing his youth service at Pepsi Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, he was engaged in installation, maintenance and servicing of medical and laboratory equipment.

After the youth service, Fayose traveled out of the country during which he was exposed to a broad spectrum of business that guided his life later. He then established Spotless Investment Limited, where he worked as the Chief Executive Officer.

Ayo Fayose

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He is married to Feyisetan.

Ayo Fayose Vote Rigging Allegations

An army intelligence officer Captain Sagir Koli of the Nigerian Army 32nd Artillery Brigade, secretly recorded a vote-rigging plan on June 20, 2014 when he was asked to accompany his then commanding Officer, Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh, to a meeting at Spotless Hotel in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The 37-minute audio recording was attended by the eventual “winner” of the election, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; Senator Iyiola Omisore of Osun State; a member of the National Assembly Abdul Kareem; the Minister for Police Affairs Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan; the former Minister for Police Affairs and navy captain Caleb Olubolade; the Minister of State for Defense Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and PDP Anambra chieftain and failed senate candidate Chris Uba, as they bribed army Brigadier General Momoh with a rank promotion for his assistance in carrying out election fraud in Ekiti State.

For exposing the vote-rigging of the Ekiti State governor election of Fayose, Captain Sagir Koli was praised by the military for his “non-partisanship and professional conduct during the election period.”

On April 4, 2016, the disgraced brigadier-general Aliyu Momoh was dishonourably sacked from the Nigerian military based on the recommendations of a military panel set up by the Army authorities to look into allegations of professional misconduct against military personnel in the conduct of the June 14, 2014 governorship poll in Ekiti State, the 2015 general elections and the August, 2014 governorship election in Osun State.

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