KAROUNWI REMINISCES ON 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRATIC RULE IN EKITI STATE : 8 PERSONALITIES/GOVERNORS, 11 REGIMES

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Ekiti state has the highest turnover of Governors in Nigeria in the last 20 years, 1999 – 2019. This is not good for the sustainable development of Ekiti State and its people.

Ekiti must resolve to do away with this kind of records and engender political stability and economic prosperity going forward into another decades.

Were Ekiti state to be politically stable, Ekiti should have 3 personalities /Governors and 3 regimes in 20 years ; each with unbroken 8 years of two terms.

Of the 20 years under reference, the progressive parties of AD, ACN and APC ruled Ekiti state for only 9 years, under just 2 progressive Governors, Adeniyi Adebayo and Kayode Fayemi. While the conservative party, PDP, ruled Ekiti state for 11 years, under 6 Governors. What a record!

Here are the list of Ekiti Governors with their tenure :

1.Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
4 year Governor.
(May 29,1999 to May 28, 2003.)

2.Ayodele Fayose 1.
3 year 5 month Governor.
(May 29,2003 to October 18,2006.)

3.Rt.Hon. Friday Aderemi
1 day Governor.
(October 19,2006.)

4.Gen. Adetunji Olurin.
6 month Governor.
(October 20,2006 to April 26,2007.)

5.Rt.Hon. Tope Ademiluyi.
1 month Governor.
(April 27,2007 to May 28,2007.)

6.Engr.Segun Oni 1.
1 year 9 month Governor.
(May 29,2007 to February 17,2009.)

7.Rt.Hon Adetunji Odeyemi.
3 month Governor.
(February 17,2009 to May 6,2009.)

8.Engr. Segun Oni. 2.
1 year 5 month Governor.
(May 7,2009 to October 15,2010.)

  1. Dr.Kayode Fayemi.1
    4 year Governor.
    (October 16,2010 to October 15,2014.)

10.Ayodele Fayose. 2.
4 year Governor.
(October 16,2014 to October 15,2018.)

11.Dr.Kayode Fayemi2
Almost 1 year and still counting.
(October 16,2018 to date.)

UNIQUE RECORDS IN EKITI HISTORY.

1.Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo broke a record of being the first democratically elected Governor in Ekiti state.

2.Chief Peter Ayodele Fayose broke a record of being the first Ekiti Governor to have a BROKEN 2 terms as Governor.However, he cumulatively Spent 7 years 5 months as against 8 years.

3.Dr.John Kayode Fayemi has achieved the same feat of having a BROKEN 2 terms as Governor. However, no record was broken.

These are the records yet to be broken in Ekiti state.

  1. The first Ekiti Governor to spend a constitutional maximum of 8 years.

Dr. Fayemi will, by the grace of God, break this record. Amen.

2.The first Ekiti outgoing elected Governor that will be present on the day of, and witness the Swearing in of another Ekiti Governor.

3.The first Ekiti Governor that will produce and handover to his successor from the same political party,after completion of tenure.

4.The first Ekiti Governor that will have UNBROKEN 2 terms of 8 years. ( 4 years each, back to back)

Rt. Hon. ASIWAJU KAROUNWI OLADAPO.

Kasto – Cicero.
August 17,2019.

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