Peter Ayodele Fayose who goes by the title The Oshokomole 1 of Yorubaland is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Ekiti State. He was born on November 13, 1960. He grew up in Oyo State where he attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo
After High school, he was admitted for a Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Biological Sciences/Applied Medical/Biology by The Polytechnic in Ibadan and graduated in 1987. While doing his National Youth Service Corps program at Pepsi Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, he was engaged in installation, maintenance and servicing of medical and laboratory equipment.
After his youth service, Fayose traveled out of the country and there he was exposed to a broad spectrum of businesses.
On his return, He began his political career and conducted one of the most sought after medical outreach programmes during his political campaign in 2001.
Fayose became the second governor of Ekiti on 29th May 2003 after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the governorship elections. Fayose could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16th October 2006.
During the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State, Fayose was again won the governorship election under the Peoples’ Democratic Party. He was inaugurated on 16th October 2014 and is now the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times.
Fayose is the only person from the main opposition party in Nigeria(PDP) to have publicly declared his intentions to run for president in Nigerian general election, 2019 as his tenure as Governor of Ekiti State ends in 2018.