Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has expressed shock over the loss of outgoing Governor, Kayode Fayemi at the Ekiti elections in which Ayo Fayose emerged winner.
Soyinka was at the opening of the new Ekiti Government House called the ‘Ayoba House’.
The Literary icon noted that something went wrong at the election and that it must be rectified. He urged the All Progressive Congress to be patient and build on the good foundation laid by Fayemi in his four years in office.
He said “Somewhere something went wrong and it has to be corrected. That is the message I have for all of you. Be patient but at the same time be watchful”
“Many people within and outside Ekiti were mystified. There is a clarity in my mind. That clarity had been
demonstrated today and has been manifested in the four years of Fayemi.
“My own message is that put the mystery aside and the
emotional attachment. Continue to build on the foundation that has been laid by him. The state has been resurrected in a way that all
of us should be proud of.
He expressed happiness at the manner in which the loss was handled saying that the fact that he could see no iota of regret is a good thing.
“I’m glad that there is no sadness on the face of anybody. I’m happy I do not perceive any iota of regret on
the face of anyone. That is the way it should be.” He concluded.