Buddies Again? Fayemi, Fayose Embrace in Public
Revered lawyer Babalola was honoured with the 2018 Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership at an event, which took place at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.
Dignitaries such as Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, Emeka Anyaoku, former secretary-general of Commonwealth, prominent traditional rulers and politicians graced the occasion.
“I am immensely proud that baba ( Afe Babalola) is from Ekiti. You have restored our values for us. With you around, at least no one can accuse us of being the state of stomach infrastructure. They will definitely regard us as the fountain of knowledge,” he said.
That didn’t stop Fayose from burying the hatchet and displaying a rare show of love.
Both men raised their hands in solidarity as sounds of clap and laughter erupted in the hall. The gesture was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the ceremony.
Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, Fayose’s deputy and anointed candidate, in the last gubernatorial election in the state.