Ekiti Poll: Man Commits Suicide Over Declaration Of Fayemi As Winner


About two weeks after Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress was declared the winner of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, a level 13 officer in the employ of Ise/ Orun Local Government Area, Mr Michael Bamisaye, has committed suicide.

Bamisaye was until the ugly incident on Monday the Director of Finance of the LG.

He reportedly took his life by drinking raw cement and jumping into a well in his premises in Ado-Ekiti.

According to sources, Bamisaye took his life because of the “fear of what the Fayemi administration has in stock for him and his family”.

Bamisaye had a raw deal at the council during Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s first term to the effect that his appointment as a staff of the LG was terminated.

He reportedly got his termination reversed in 2014 after Governor Ayodele Fayose was sworn in for a second term.

His neighbours said Bamisaye had shown signs of depression days after the 2018 election, lamenting what his fortune would be under the Fayemi administration.

“Oga Michael felt so bad that the governorship election was rigged in favour of Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Two days after the election, he narrated to me for the umpteenth time how the Fayemi administration sacked him at the council only to be miraculously re-absorbed by the Ayo Fayose administration in 2014.

“He was passionate about the outcome of the election, he was one of those who ensured thugs didn’t succeed in taking away the ballot box in our unit here, I spoke with him severally about being patient about what the outcome of the tribunal would be, I never had the premonition that it would come to this”, a resident who preferred anonymity said.

Another resident who spoke with our reporter said news that INEC refused to release electoral documents for the PDP counsel added to the tragic incident. “We were still together yesterday and he was lamenting how ignoble, INEC’s decision not to release documents with which appeal will be filled at the tribunal was. I told him not to get himself worked up as things would be fine, I never knew that would be our last conversation”, Monisola, who is a neighbour said.

Among the early callers at his residence was the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Hon. Deji Ogunsakin.