JKF & His FB Commissioner: When Loyalty is on Trial
I was sad to learn authoritatively that Mr Debo Ajayi, a governorship aspirant who was one of the Commissioners appointed by the former Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed while canvassing for delegates' votes that he was invited via Facebook to come and serve as Commissioner in Ekiti. He reportedly revealed that he and Fayemi went to the same school at UNILAG but weren't in contact for years before he was invited via Facebook to serve as Commissioner.
Not only that l see this statement as an embarrassment to the erstwhile Governor & Minister of Solid Mineral Devt who people considered to have a nag for thoroughness, it is also an insult to the sensibilities of those more academically & politically qualified people who were with Dr Fayemi through thick and thin but were not as favoured as the likes of Debo Ajayi in the last administration.
Now that this Commissioner who served under Dr Fayemi has declared his intention and he is now moving around canvassing for votes, can we now say that his boss (Dr Fayemi) is not interested in the governorship contest contrary to the campaign by some overzealous self-assigned canvassers or this is simply an act of disloyalty by Debo Ajayi? One thing that's obvious from Mr Ajayi's ambition is that he has ruled out the possibility of actualizing his boss' "unfinished business" in Ekiti.
In any case, nothing is wrong in Debo Ajayi's ambition but people should stop taking others for granted. When he started coordinating the Ekiti South Agenda struggle last year, he feigned neutrality so as to gain acceptance. He even went further to say that people were asking him to come out and contest but that he never gave it a thought. Methinks people shouldn't use pretence as a political weapon to steal the hearts of the people because almost everyone is now wise judging from past experience.
Hmmm.... time will tell whether this political docility that has enveloped JKF family will breed a fruitful result. We are watching!