Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I Wish Buhari Greeted Me On My Birthday - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said one of his greatest wishes on his 57th birthday was to have woken up in the morning to receive a congratulatory message from President Muhammadu Buhari or read such message in the media.

He said he expected the president as the father of the nation to call him first as a governor and a leading opposition figure.

Fayose spoke to journalists at the Government’s House in Ado-Ekiti.

“My wishes on my 57th birthday as Ayo Fayose are many but one of them which will interest you is that I wish ‎President Buhari’s congratulatory call would have woken me up today as one of the governors in the country and as a leading ‎opposition figure in the country: a fearless young man who believes that things should be done rightly.

“I expect the president to show himself as a father of all, preaching that we must extend love to everybody – not only those in his political party.

“The president would have made a difference if he had extended such gesture to others beyond his political party. Such a congratulatory message should have been conveyed through his Minister of Information (Lai Muhammad). I would have loved to either wake up receiving a congratulatory call from him or read it in the papers. But since it is not coming, it is not a big deal to me and I take no offence on it.”

Fayose said he deserved commendation from Buhari because he was contributing to the vibrancy of democracy being the opposition figure.

“I am not Buhari’s enemy. Opposition is the strength of democracy, it ensures that the electorate get value for their votes. Those who criticise your government are not your enemies, they are catalysts to your growth as a government.”

The governor stated that he would celebrate his birthday with artisans, Okada riders, market women and men, and people on the streets.



  1. This man needs urgent attention... Bubu has better things to do


  2. This governor dey smoke undiluted gbana too much.

    So, after all the unprintable names and the disrespect he has been throwing towards Buhari, he still expected Buhari to be on his corner.

    Also, being disrespectful and abusive towards someone that is old enough to be someone's father is how politics of opposition should be played in the mind of this governor?

    Had Buhari been a vindictive person, this governor and others like him would have been history long time ago.

    Fayose tried a quarter of what he had been doing to Buhari with OBJ, and OBJ made this Fayose history after which a clueless president brought Fayose back to life by using the military to rig the elections in Fayose's favour.

    Afterwards, when Buhari had the opportunity to nail the coffin of this Fayose guy during the election tribunal sitting on Ekiti election that was rigged in favor of Fayose, Buhari just refused to do anything thus giving this ingrate of a governor, an undeserved lifeline.

    It is nothing but conscience that is disturbing this governor.

    It is okay, everything that has a beginning must end one day.

    President Buhari is not going to be the president for ever just the Fayoses of this world ain't going to be governors for ever, and so, Fayose can continue with his "politics of opposition".


  3. Someone you wish dead ! Now you want him to wish you happy birthday,you must be high on Ekiti Marijuana ! Oloooodo alailojuti

  4. A man you said he was on life support when he was sick

  5. Best of luck! i realized some of the PDP senior members refused to wish him Happy Birthday. Eh yaa!