Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose
Office Dates: May 2003 & October 2014
Address: Government House, Ado-Ekiti.
Birth Date: 15th November, 1960
Birth State: Oyo State
Political Party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Spouse: Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose
State: Ekiti State
Peter Ayodele Fayose was born on 15th November, 1960 in Ibadan, Oyo State to Pastor Oluwafemi Oluwayose and Prophetess Victoria Olufunke Oluwayose. He is a native of Afao Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti.
Dr. Ayodele Fayose began his early education at Saint Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ibadan in 1966 and obtained his Primary School Leaving Certificate in 1972. He proceeded to the Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo in 1973 where he sat for and passed the School Certificate examination in 1979. He was admitted for a one year pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) programme at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, leading ultimately to a two-year Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme in Science Laboratory Technology, which he successfully completed in 1984.
He underwent his one year mandatory industrial attachment at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Ibadan. He produced body and hair products during this period, naming them ‘Spotless’. In 1985, Fayose was admitted for a Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Biological Sciences/Applied Medical/Biology by the Polytechnic, Ibadan and graduated in 1987. He had his National youth service at Pepsi Nigeria Limited, Ibadan.
Fayose was the CEO of Spotless Investment Limited, a group of companies since 1988 until his election as the Governor of Ekiti State in 2003.
Before his election, Fayose served as Chairman of a Facts-Finding Committee set up then by the Peoples’ Democratic Party, and assigned to Kaduna State in 2003. He had served twice as national delegate to the PDP national convention.
Fayose has received many laurels and awards such as Ekiti State “Leaders in Achievement” Honour Award ((2002); Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) University of Ado-Ekiti (2004); Fellow of the Polytechnic Ibadan (FPI) 2005; Most Distinguished Alumnus of the Faculty of Science of the Polytechnic, Ibadan (2005); Outstanding Governor of year 2004 by the Ekiti Kete Association in North America (EKAINA); Ekiti State “Leaders in Achievement” Award 2002; Captain of Reform Agenda for the Grassroot; Best Governor of the Year 2004 by the PDP, U.K. Branch; Most Practical Governor in the South West (2005); Best Governor in the South West 2005 by the Global Excellence Magazine, Lagos; and Best Governor Nigeria 2006 by the City People Magazine, Lagos. He is also an honourary Life Patron of the Coliseum Nite Shift Lagos and the Air Force Senior Officers Club. Port Harcourt.
Peter Ayodele Fayose was the PDP flag bearer in the 2003 Governorship election in Ekiti State, which he won and assumed office on May 29 that same year. He was however impeached in October, 2006. He nonetheless ran for the same post during the Ekiti June 21st 2014 elections against Kayode Fayemi. He won the election and has since been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the Governor of Ekiti State. He was inaugurated on 16 Oct 2014.