I’m “Nigeria's President in-waiting” - Fayose | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f


Ekiti State Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose is famous for his controversies. On Saturday, ahead of President Muhammed Buhari’s arrival from London, Fayode declared himself as Nigeria’s president in-waiting.

He spoke at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo –the Taraba State capital during the funeral service of former Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai.

The Ekiti governor came when all other dignitaries were seated and the occasion had begun.

He waved at the gathering, acknowledging cheers which briefly interrupted the service.

He wore a white garment with brief arms and white half-shoe to match.

As he strode in, some people initially had mistaken him for former President Goodluck Jonathan, in spite of their stark difference in body frame and height.

Leading Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong to the podium to offer their condolences and tributes, Fayose stirred a melodrama. Twice, he called himself president in-waiting.

He humorously thanked the moderator, GT Kataps for giving him the chance to step on the podium.

“Thank you for giving me the chance. Maybe I am the president in-waiting,” he said. There was a thunder of laughter and cheers from the audience.

As he made his speech, members of a women choral group began to make noise. “Women should not make noise, especially when a president in-waiting is talking,” he said. Again, he was cheered up by fans.

He based his tribute on “courage and fearlessness” which he is known for, which were also attributes of late former Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai.

But when it was the turn of the Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong to speak, he told Fayose that there was no qualm since his presidency was a waiting type.

Lalong said: “Thank God you are a waiting president. You will wait for my President, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; he is returning today; you will welcome him.”

It was a few hours after Lalong’s speech that President Buhari arrived the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Lalong is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Fayose is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fielding questions from newsmen, Fayose said he attended Suntai’s funeral because the deceased was an achiever, and particularly when Governor Darius Ishaku of the PDP won his election in the court he celebrated the victory in Ekiti too.

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  1. Nuisance in Waiting!

  2. Over confidence is involve...keep your hope alive.

  3. Only Biafrans will vote for you. So you are a loser from outset.

  4. Not only Biafrans that will vote for him. Naive and gullible Nigerians including the people of Ekiti state will probably vote for this fool. He has bamboozled them by eating Amala with them in the common canteens and riding okada with them. That was enough for Ekiti people to think he must be a 'humble' and a saint who has empathy for their suffering. Eye-service politics. Whereas he is just another corrupt and coning politician. I thought Ekiti people with their level of education should see through his tactics buy no. They worship him like the messiah of the world. Naive people

  5. The only thing Fayose will be remembered for in ekiti is that he ate with street people, not that he did anything meaningful

  6. May be he will be the president in jail for that election he and others rigged and Obanikoro will testify against him only time will tell

  7. Fayose should be told that Nigerian presidency requires a level of intellectual abilities but he is utterly bereft of such.
    Again his PDP nay other Co travellers should note his hint at a proclivity to subjugate women.as in his speech.

    1. Does Buhari have it? Yet he is president

  8. all wat fayose n ffk r doing it is called defence mechanism so as not to b in jail.

  9. Fayose in dream land.
    You can never be president of Nigeria wt your childish brain. You and FFK are fools.

  10. Sometimes l wonder where Fayose is talking from. Either from his brain or from another part of his body organ.


  11. Let's wait and see.
    He thinks all his criticism for buhari is enough to gain popularity...

  12. No reasonable Ekiti person will vote him in, Fayose does not have the quality to be a national leader, he has the "quality of self deceit." I hope his wife will dissuade him.

  13. No reasonable Ekiti person will vote him in, Fayose does not have the quality to be a national leader, he has the "quality of self deceit." I hope his wife will dissuade him.


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