Gov Fayose’s Alleged Elder Brother Denies ‘Fayose Embarrasing our Family’ Interview, Slams Newspaper

A Public Relations and Media practitioner based in Lagos, Nigeria,
Mr Olusegun Sunday Fayose (pictured above) has dissociated himself from
an online story first published in the Nation Newspapers of Monday 23rd
March, 2015, in which his picture was used to illustrate a damning
interview purportedly granted the newspaper by one Olusegun Fayose,
identified in the report as the elder brother of His Excellency,
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.

In a statement I just received from his team, Mr Fayose, lead
consultant/MD of Hexagon Media and former head of corporate
communication/PR manager of MultiChoice Nigeria, clarified that he never
granted any interview to the newspaper or any other news medium within
or outside the country. He also averred that he is not related to the
Governor of Ekiti State, a fact which he said is not lost on
any
diligent media practitioner in the country and wondered how any
responsible journalist could publish his picture as that of the elder
brother of the Governor especially with the benefit of several online
search engines at the disposal of media practitioners.

Mr Fayose further explained that the similarity in his surname and
that of the Governor is a mere coincidence and wonders why two reporters
(Bisi Oladele and Jeremiah Oke) who claimed that they conducted the
interview in Ibadan, Oyo state with Governor Ayo Fayose’s elder brother,
preferred to shop for the online picture of an innocent bystander to
illustrate such a sensitive story at this critical period in the
electoral process, instead of using the actual picture of the
interviewee.

‘As a media practitioner, I find this
development rather shocking because the journalists were in a position
to take live pictures of the interviewee at the venue of the interview.
Should they have failed in doing this, they could have returned to
correct the oversight or politely ask for a selfie which could be
forwarded to them. There is also the option of using professional
networking sites to access the details or picture(s) of their subject.
So, I find it strange and curious that they (the reporters) could not
remember the face of a subject they purportedly interviewed in less than
24 hours, he said.’

The statement called on leading blogs to retract the story or risk
legal actions if corrective measures are not implemented within the next
24 hours.

My Segun Fayose’s recent photos:

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