The incumbent governor annointed candidate for the year 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka has debunked the insinuations that he is a stooge to his boss Peter Ayodele Fayose, and that the reason why he got his superior’s endorsement to be his successor is to cover the shoddy deals of the outgoing administration where he is the deputy governor.
The deputy governor said his loyalty to Fayose is scripturally enjoined and should not be mistaken in anyway for subserviency.
He said, “I want to correct one notion: the fact that one is loyal to one’s boss does not make one a stooge. By the grace of God, I’m a professor.
” I worked in the university for 24 years before coming in as a deputy governor. By the grace of God, I have supervised four PhDs, master’s and MPhil programmes, so they should know I have a mind of my own. Being faithful is not synonymous with being a stooge.
“Mr. Governor listens to and reasons with people. Those who are far away think he wants to impose somebody he can manipulate but Fayose is not a manipulator. He is an objective and principled man.
“When he sees something good, he would want to discuss it with his associates and get ideas from them. The result we are getting in education today is as a result of collective ideas under his leadership. It is not wrong to be submissive to your leader; it is biblical.
“So, what tracks does he want to cover? Let them bring the tracks he wants to cover that calls for imposing a stooge. The Bible says, ‘A servant that is faithful in small things will be considered for something greater.’ That is my story”