It was at the burial of PA JB Ajayi, the noise of Oshokomole rented the air as worshippers wondered who was arriving.
It later turned out to be the Governor of the state, His Excellency Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose. The Governor adorning a white Agbada sent a section of the crowd on wild jubilation as they hailed him before he was led to the front seat by church ushers and security aides where he joined his 3 predecessors, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Engineer Segun Oni and Dr. Kayode Fayemi. He had an official handshake with all of them before taking his seat next to his immediate predecessor Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Governor Ayodele Fayose, he will always create a room for drama especially when the atmosphere is a “Charged One” like the one of Baba JB Ajayi’s funeral where he had all his 3 predecessors who are now in the opposition sitting with him. In sitting directly next to his immediate predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Ayo Fayose came out with his trait as he “sit-backed” Kayode Fayemi (O ko eyin si Fayemi) instead of sitting straight or at par with the later. This deliberate act of “tactical rejection” was visibly noticed by journalists and camera men who took time to snap the mini drama. Bishop Ajakaiye later invited the four politicians (Fayose, Fayemi, Adebayo and Oni) to the podium to have a photo op with him and equally used the opportunity to advise them to shun their individual political differences and work for the development of Ekiti State. Dr. Kayode Fayemi left after the photo op while Fayose, Niyi Adebayo and Segun Oni who came with his wife stayed behind. Although some analysts like Mr. Femi Adagunodo, a veteran photo journalist and creative news expert believed Fayemi’s exit was a calculated strategy as Fayose is allegedly incapable of holding on for too long without making a scapegoat of his imagined enemies. The Governor later left without being allowed to say a word at the event.