FAYOSE, Dr. Peter Ayodele

Born November 15, 1960

Ibadan, Oyo State




Peter Ayodele Fayose, after defeating the then incumbent governor, became the second governor of Ekiti on May 29, 2003. However, his tenure came to an end when he was impeached on October 16, 2006. In spite of that setback, Mr Fayose contested again in the 2014 gubernatorial elections and won. He was inaugurated as Governor of Ekiti State on October 16, 2014. He is the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times. Mr Fayose is a philanthropist and the initiator of 'Stomach Infrastructure' programme in Ekiti State. He is popularly known for being fearless and very outspoken to matters and issues concerning Nigeria. On October 16, 2018, Fayose handed over to Dr. Kayode Fayemi who won the governorship election under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose (nee Makinde) (m. 1988)
State of Origin: Afo Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti state
Father's Name Pastor Oluwafemi Oluwayose
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name Prophetess Victoria Olufunke Oluwayose
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 5

Joju Fayose
Rogba Fayose
Tomiwa Fayose
Nigba Fayose
Boluwatife Fayose

Profession Politician , Administrator , Businessman
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

– Staff, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Ibadan, Oyo State (Industrial Attachment);

– Staff, Pepsi Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, Oyo State (National Youth Service Corps);

– Chief Executive Officer, Spotless Investment Limited, 1988-2003;

– Governor, Ekiti State, May 29, 2003-October 16, 2006;

– Chairman, PDP Adhoc Committee, 2006;

– Governor, Ekiti State, October 16, 2014 –October 16, 2018

Saint Leos Catholic Primary School, Ibadan, Oyo State, 1966-1972; Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo State, 1973-1979; Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, 1982- 1984; The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, 1985-1987.

– People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – Served as Chairman of a Facts-Finding Committee, and assigned to Kaduna State in 2003. He also served twice as a national delegate in the PDP national convention; Gubernatorial Candidate for the 2003 Ekiti Elections.

– Labour Party – Senatorial Candidate in 2011 (He did not win).

– People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – Gubernatorial Candidate for the 2014 Ekiti Elections.

The Oshokomole 1 of Yorubaland

– Ekiti State “Leaders in Achievement” Honour Award, 2002;
– Best Governor of the Year Award presented by the PDP, U.K. Branch, 2004;
– Outstanding Governor of year Award presented by the Ekiti Kete Association in North America (EKAINA), 2004;
– Most Distinguished Alumnus of the Faculty of Science of the Polytechnic, Ibadan (2005);
– Fellow of the Polytechnic Ibadan (FPI) 2005;
– Awarded Captain of Reform Agenda for the Grassroot;
– Most Practical Governor in the South West (2005);
– Best Governor in the South West Award presented by the Global Excellence Magazine, Lagos, 2005;
– Best Governor in Nigeria Award presented by the City People Magazine, Lagos, 2006 .

Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa), University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State (20054);

“When you are running the race of life, don’t acknowledge cheers, don’t reply abuses, just be focused”.

Governor Fayose is an honourary Life Patron of the Coliseum Nite Shift Lagos and the Air Force Senior Officers Club, Port Harcourt.

During his electioneering campaign, Mr Fayose provided the following services to the people of Ekiti State:
(i) Award of scholarships and bursary to students in higher institutions within and outside the country.
(ii) Provision of free mobile medical services.
(iii) Free mobile water delivery services.
(iv) Provision of free transport services.

Office of the Governor,
Government House,
P.M.B. 5362,
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Tel: 030-250951; 250869; 250846; fax: 030250793



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