The Oasis Reporters
May 30, 2018
A dog destined to be lost will not listen to the hunter’s clarion call, says an adage.
Having listened attentively to the balderdash and vituperations of Prince ‘Dayo Adeyeye against Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, I think it is high time we made it known to the prince that Fayose is not in his class when it comes to politicking.
No doubt, Prince Adeyeye is older and joined politics before Fayose; but politics is neither about age nor how long one has been in the system. In my humble view what matters most is what one has to offer and how rooted he is. Fayose is not just a politician, but a crowd puller.
Since the formidable entrance of Fayose into Ekiti State politics, no tenure can be compared to his tenures in the area of infrastructure. Every good thing that one can point at or that attract investors in the state capital today is Fayose’s initiative, therefore it is wrong for a man who is yet to stand as gubernatorial candidate of any political party to equate himself with the only man in the history of Nigeria who defeated two incumbent governors in two different elections.
If the prince is not an ungrateful person, the only man he should be worshipping or be grateful to in politics is no other person but Fayose.
The temporary political marriage that existed between the duo made Adeyeye a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman Governing Council of the only state university in Ekiti ( EKSU) and Caretaker National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.
The same circumstances that made Adeyeye join PDP from the Alliance for Democracy, AD in 2006 has played out in PDP in 2018.
It will be recalled that he was defeated by Dr. Kayode Fayemi during AD primaries in 2006 and he abandoned the party.
In 2003, he (Adeyeye) was the only AD candidate to lose a senatorial slot to the PDP in the Southwest.
In 2007 also, he was nominated for a ministerial slot but was rejected by the Senate.
He attempted to be the flag bearer of the PDP in the 2014 gubernatorial election in Ekiti but the man who understands the game of politics more than he does proved to him that the available can only be the best when and where there is no better option.
In 2018, Prof. Kolapo Olusola flogged him in an open and transparent primary election.
Instead of Prince ‘Dayo Adeyeye to continue blaming Fayose over his political failure, he should go back to his father’s house with fasting and prayer to break the yoke that is blocking his chances in politics so as not to encounter the same problem in his new political party.
Whether Adeyeye likes it or not, the destined man, Prof. Kolapo Olusola- Eleka will win the forthcoming election in Ekiti State.
Written by Olufemi Alonge Alonso.
He writes from Ado – Ekiti