Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Peter Fayose, popularly knows as Osokomole is 59 today, November 15.
Fayose was Born in November 15, 1960, he served as Governor under the People’s Democratic Party, in the state twice.
First, he served in office from 29 May 2003 – 16 October 2006, he was then returned for a second term in office 16 Oct 2014 – 16 Oct 2018.
Fayose grew up in Oyo State where he attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo In 1985, Fayose 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 National Youth Service Corps program 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 is married to Feyisetan. He conducted one of the most sought after medical outreach programmes during his political campaign in 2001.
Fayose became the second governor of Ekiti on 29th Of May, 2003, after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the gubernatorial elections. Fayose could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16th Of 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 16th Of October, 2014. Fayose is now the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times.
Fayose has publicly declared his intentions to run for president in Nigerian general election, 2019.
Though his party, The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has admonished the Governor, against his ambition to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2019 but has recently withdrawn his quest.
See more photos from his quiet birthday celebration.