"Kayode Fayemi", is the former Governor of Ekiti State and a native of Isan-Ekiti in Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

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If I put on my academic hat, I would have nothing to tell you to explain this. The only thing keeping people going is hope and optimism about the future that is unknown. The hope is the evidence of things not seen. I think that is the only way to explain optimism, because you can't base it on any analysis of our current condition.

At the end of the day, it is all politics. Everything else is just pretext.

Even the incurable optimists, as some of us are, are deeply worried. Six years down the line in the attempt to build democracy this is what we get: violence in the land, and a government in breach. The only thing happening is politics. It is motion without movement.