Fayose’s Propensity For Drama And Tears

The police PRO in Ekiti just finished talking on Progress FM Ado Ekiti. According to him, the governor’s security aides were called to explain where they were when the governor was being beaten up but the aides said there was nothing of such!

He said the PDP leadership had written a letter of apology to the police and that as he was speaking (about ten minutes ago now) the governor was at the same venue of yesterday attending to a gathering!

Me: I laughed yesterday when I saw the video of where my governor was crying because I knew it was a drama. Some of my friends, especially none indigenes of our dear state, who see Fayose as their hero, thought I was not patriotic enough.
I was not moved by their impression because i know Gov. Fayose very well.

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This story will interest my readers. At the peak of the crisis that trailed the gruesome murder of Dr. Ayo Daramola about 10 years ago, Fayose assembled teachers and local government staff from Ijero, Ekiti West and Efon Lacal Government at Aramoko market square. After he tried unsuccessfully to convince his listerners that he didnt kill the late world bank consultant.

Mr. Fayose suddenly burst and started crying. Tears rolled down his cheek and some of the women joined. Happy that he had finally gotten them, Gov Fayose concluded his emotion laden story.
I was then freelancing for Daily Independent Newspaper and wanted to be in Lagos to file a story before production for the day closed. I left Aramoko around 2pm and headed to Lagos. I entered my editor’s office around 6.30 and met my editor on a long call, laughing histerically. When she dropped the phone she faced me and said ‘Olorun maje ki egbon yin yii pami’. Who madam? I asked her. ‘Ayo ni, your governor… he said he has just deceived some people by shedding crocodile tears’

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It was at this point that I informed madam that I witnessed the drama.

So yesterday, my mind went straight to the event and I knew it was another drama taken too far.


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