By: Tunde Ogunmola
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has kept mute on the demand made by Muslims in Ekiti State for a Muslim Governor in the state.
On Friday September 1st, 2017, a clarion call was made to the Governor by the Muslims in Ekiti State through Chief Imam, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere, that the governor should nominate and endorse a Muslim Governorship candidate to contest for the seat in Ekiti State in 2018, owing to the fact that since the creation of the state, 20 years ago, no Muslim fellow has governed the state.
The appeal was made to him at the Muslim praying ground during the just celebrated Eid-el-Kabir festival, where he was physically present, dressed in Muslim full regalia.
It however, left much to be desired that the politician who is known for is outspoken nature has chosen to be quiet on the matter. As at the time of filling this report, Fayose neither replied nor make any official pronouncement on who will succeed him come governorship election in the state.
Rather than being categorical about the issue, he wore Muslim regalia and simply said “I will also ensure that all their demands today are met.”
Could this mean the governor will start to search for a Muslim brother to succeed him?