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Ekiti APC Spokesperson, Olatunbosun, Begs Fayose For Forgiveness

Posted: Jul 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ekiti State chapter, Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, has sent emissaries to the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, seeking forgiveness for all he has done in the past.

Sources disclosed that a National Assembly member from Ekiti State was among those approached by Olatunbosun to broker peace between him and the governor.

Though it is not clear whether or not the emissaries had reached out to the governor, the source said.

It was gathered that Olatunbosun was facing some spiritual problems, which necessitated his seeking peace with those he believed he had offended.

It was equally learnt that for the first time, Olatunbosun was feeling guilty, realising how Fayose truly changed his status from a rice farmer in Igbemo-Ekiti, his hometown, and a beer seller at Spotless Hotel, Ado-Ekiti, to a Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, during Fayose’s first administration between 2003 and 2006.

Olatunbosun was among those brought into political limelight in Ekiti State by Governor Fayose. He was said to be a rice farmer in Igbemo-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government area of Ekti State when Fayose picked him up and gave him the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest the Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Constituency II seat in the State House of Assembly.

Fayose went further to make Olatunbosun the House of Assembly Deputy Speaker and even Acting Governor, thus making him one of the most powerful people in the government.

However, the moment Fayose was impeached, Olatunbosun turned against the governor and he eventually moved to the All Progressives Congress (APC) when Fayose picked the PDP governorship ticket last year.

“When Olatunbosun was made the APC Publicity Secretary, his belief then was that he will either use the position to get money from the APC national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu or if he keeps attacking Governor Fayose, the governor will have no option than to call him for settlement.

“As it is now, Olatunbosun has not been able to get the expected financial benefit from Tinubu and Fayose has ignored him despite his persistent lies against the governor.

“Most importantly, Olatunbosun is said to have been battling with some spiritual problems for sometimes now, and all what he has been told so far was to go and beg whoever he had betrayed in the course of his journey in life,” a source said.

One of the emissaries who spoke under the condition of anonymity said: “He told us that his spiritual father from Oke Agbe Akoko in Ondo State, in whom he had the greatest trust, also told him to seek forgiveness from the offended benefactor. That, until he seeks forgiveness from who changed the story of his life for better, and whom he personally confirmed to be Governor Fayose, he may not likely have a solution to his problem.

“Honestly speaking, I have never had much belief in consequences of betrayal to be this cumbersome and threatening, until when this man called Olatunbosun ran to me for help.

“I thought it was a kind of political merrymaking which he has been known for, not until he showed me a big sore on his lap.

The National Assembly member, who said he was yet to meet with the governor on the issue, added that he was still looking for an auspicious time to talk to the governor, and that he was sure the governor will forgive and forget.

“Although he has confided in us that he cannot but discharge his duty as the mouthpiece of the party, APC, here in Ekiti, he confessed that most of the press releases published in newspapers in his name were actually written by one of the aides of former Governor Kayode Fayemi.