Ekiti State they say has the bragging rights as the state with highest number of professors in Nigeria. The truth or validation of this is still subject to debate or verification. However the number of professors or educated elites in the state is not our subject of interest at the moment.
Our major concern is the recent happenings in the state in preparation for the Governorship elections coming up on 14th July, 2018. There have been accusations and counter accusations of the federal government using the force of federal might to intimidate, teargas, dispel, cajole, maim and subject the will of the people towards obeying the mighty “army” of the ruling APC led federal government, whose candidate for the election is Kayode Fayemi, a minister of solid minerals, who resigned his appointment on the 30th of May, 2018, to enable him contest for the position, and the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose, who incidentally was alleged to be the campaign manager for his deputy, prof. Kolapo Olusola, whom he wants to succeed him in office as the next governor of Ekiti State.
In light of all the intrigues to the build up to the election, with the APC and PDP, all trying to show who has more money, more guns, more policemen, more thugs and more connections and influence over INEC. The big question on our mind is “is this all Ekiti State has to offer”. How come Fayemi a former governor, who later became a minister is now coming back to become a governor, same level he achieved many years ago? What is the sense in the forwardness of this backward movement, I thought, one should only go higher and higher in life, is this not the case of the proverbial dog that is returning to his vomit? Or Ayo Fayose, who was a former governor, came back again as governor and is also choosing or imposing who should be the next governor. If this is the best that Ekiti State has to offer, then we should stop the world acclaimed proclamation of the state with highest no of professors, as educated elites, whose mind power can not saturate the atmosphere to create and inspire higher thoughts and deeds, which will in turn have correlated impacts in the lives of the citizenry, in terms of policies, politics and forward looking representations, is nothing more than “useless knowledge” in form of mere papers hanging in a wall. We are better than this! #Ekiti2018