Governance hullabaloo: For Fayose, life goes on

Governance hullabaloo: For Fayose, life goes on

Odujebe Funmilola

Udiroko festival, from time immemorial has always been a fashion affair in which Ado-Ekiti indigenes come out in their best to dazzle one another. This year’s edition recorded more fun as the number one citizen of Ekiti State embraced tradition in an unexpected manner to the admiration of his people.

Governor Fayose

Governor Fayose

Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose not only wore expensive Sanyan type of Aso Ofi, he tied a wrapper made with the cloth over his danshiki. This gave him a sort of royal mien. The Governor always attends the yearly festival which is believed to be the beginning of a new traditional year for Ado Ekiti people. They gather under the Iroko tree for iwure (prayer) to appreciate Olodumare (God) for his blessings and protection in the last year.

The Ewi of Ado, is also expected to change his lovely royal regalia three times during the Udiroko festival.

The early indigines of modern Ado-Ekiti have kept faith with the Udiroko festival ever since the first Ewi of Ado, Oba Awamaro initiated it. The festival has always been fun, and like a good novel, showcases its hero; in this case, the Ado-Ekiti people. Bubbling with obvious happiness, Governor Fayose seemed to make a statement with his dressing. He was like, ‘Whatever you say about me cannot kill my fun. For me, life goes on’.

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