Ekiti State Governor, Mr.
Ayodele Fayose, has appointed
a 72-year-old illiterate, Pa
Olatunde Afolayan, as the
caretaker chairman of Moba
Local Government Area.
He also urged President
Muhammadu Buhari to
remove Mrs. Amina Zakari
as the Acting Chairman of the
Independent National Electoral
The governor, who stated
this during the inauguration
of Boards, Commissions and
Governing Councils in the
state, said it was only God
that saved him from the failed
impeachment plot.
Mrs. Omolara Ayeni and Mr.
Owolabi Ajewole were also
sworn in as chairmen of Ikole
and Ijero local government
areas, following the resignation
of those earlier appointed by
the governor.
Stating that illiterates were
important members of the
society, Fayose said many of
the champions of democracy in
Nigeria depended on them to
survive during electioneering.
He said, “Some of us used
them to get to positions and
forget these people. In my
government, whether you
are educated or not, you will
get something. The vote of
a professor and an illiterate
is the same. So, under my
administration, those who are
not educated can rise to any
level they want.
” Afolayan, who said he
would have been grateful if the
governor had made him a ward
chairman, commended him
for the gesture, promising to
surpass the records left behind
by his predecessors.
He said, “I had never
gone to school for a day, but
that does not diminish my
intelligence. I may not be
educated or certificated, but I
have brain and experience to
pilot the affairs of the council

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