By: Taiwo Adeyemi
Bread and Butter
O du pupo (it is very sweet)
Ma je ko gonna, ma je ko tutu (don’t let it be cold, don’t let it be hot)
Omode yi kilo mu? ( this little child which one do you choose?)
That was our song when we were playing some years ago. We were innocent to pick just one between bread and butter, we must help either our bread or butter group to drag our opponent over the drawn line. Loyalty to our preferred group irrespective of our leader is non-negotiable.
Politicians are bread,
they have influence, money, supporters and ambition. Their butter is interest. They can go against their political party when their bread is not buttered. They can dine with their arch enemies when their bread is buttered.
Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a former National Publicity Secretary of the major opposition party, People Democratic Party, a former Governorship aspirant of the party in Ekiti state decamped to his party rival, All Progressive Congress ahead of July 14th Governorship election in the state.
Dayo Adeyeye is a good bread in Ekiti state politics, he left defunt Action Congress in 2007 when his bread was not buttered because he lost the party ticket to Kayode Fayemi.
Adeyeye in his effort to enjoy eating his bread with enough butter in 2014 supported incumbent Governor, Ayo Fayose to unseat his new found lover Kayode Fayemi from office.
Fayose buttered Adeyeye’s bread by making him Pro-Chancellor of Ekiti State University and later minister designated from the state. Adeyeye in his buttered voyage became State Minister of Works.
He was Fayose’s Your Personal Person YYP, for a position in PDP National Working Committee ahead of the party National Convention in Portharcourt before mufti Ali Sheriff deflated their tyre.
Adeyeye was given seat in the flight of Ahmed Markafi led PDP caretaker committee as media “Sergio Ramos” to bring down all “Salahs” in APC and to punish mufti Sheriff for dragging the party in mud and legal battle.
He was Fayose trusted ally. Fayose that he called a dictator, corrupt and wicked Governor has buttered his bread before things fall apart between them.
Adeyeye is a great negotiator, he will demand for enough butter from Fayemi before decamping to APC, joining lightweight political party in the state will give Fayose an easy route to bring Olusola Kolapo Eleka to Governor’s house, he has to join force with strong opposition to bring down Fayose.
He has positioned himself ahead of next Governorship election, if Fayemi emerged as Governor (fate only Ekiti people will decide), the Governor office will be zone to Ekiti south and he will be able to ask for another butter for his bread.
All politicians are guilty of bread and butter move.