In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Ayo Fayose.
Peter Ayodele Fayose is a Nigerian politician and the former Governor of Ekiti State.
Fayose is also a philanthropist and the initiator of the Stomach Infrastructure program in Ekiti State.
He is popularly known for being fearless and very outspoken about matters and issues concerning Nigeria.
Fayose was born 15 November 1960, to his parents, he grew up in Oyo State Nigeria.
Ayo Fayose got married to his lovely wife, Feyisetan Fayose, in 1988, the marriage is blessed with 5 handsome children, who are all boys.
They are Joju, Rogba, Tomiwa, Nigba, and Boluwatife. Feyisetan is four years younger than him – she was born in 1964.
She is a human rights activist, as well as a generous philanthropist. She is especially concerned about female rights.
He attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo. In 1985, He was admitted to 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 engaged in installation, maintenance and servicing of medical and laboratory equipment.
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 29 May 2003, after defeating the incumbent Governor, Niyi Adebayo in the gubernatorial elections.
He could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16 October 2006.
During the 2014 Ekiti State gubernatorial election, 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, for a second term as a governor.
The then incumbent governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi conceded defeat and was one of the earliest to congratulate Mr Fayose for winning the election. Fayose was inaugurated on 16 Of October, 2014.
Fayose is now the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times.
Fayose has also publicly declared his intentions to run for president in Nigerian general election, 2019.
His party, The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, admonished him against the ambition to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2019. Fayose later dropped his ambition.
Ayodele Fayose is known to be financially buoyant being the CEO of Spotless, but his net worth estimate is not known.