My Fight with Ayodele Fayose: The true story — Teddy Shine + “Why I can never leave Folake Olunloyo”

Teddy Shine Speaking with the GDA @ his first outing of the Year @ Orin
Society big boy Tunde Oshinowo aka Teddy
Shine
has reacted to tales making round in town about a cold war between
himself and Ekiti state Governor, Peter Ayodele
Fayose
who has been his close friend of over a decade. Teddy Shine who made his first social outing at Orin Ekiti in Ekiti state
last weekend (Saturday 8th) during the funeral of Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon’s father, Chief John Bosede Ajayi spoke to your
Africa’s number 1 celebrity encounter blog Asabeafrika
about the story making waves that he and the Governor have broken their
friendship over political differences.

Teddy
Shine
who was recently called to the bar after bagging a law degree at a
highbrow university in the United Kingdom equally reacted to an information
carried about his alleged war with Governor
Fayose
on a famous column Celeb Watch on page 36 of Saturday August 8th
(Same day of this encounter) 2015 edition of THE NATION Newspaper said the
story was not true. The big boy whose wife, Folake Olunloyo Oshinowo
lost her second time election on the platform of PDP to her former Personal
Assistant, Saheed Fijabi of APC at
her constituency in Ibadan during the 2015 election and who equally decamped to
APC said ‘nothing could bring a war between him and Governor Peter Ayodele
Fayose’
and not even his wife’s political difference. Tunde equally gave his wife, Honorable
Folake Oshinowo
kudos for staying through with him in rain and sunshine,
the father of four promised this blog never to take a second wife despite his
Islamic faith which allows up to 4 wives. Enjoy the excerpts first on your
Africa’s number celebrity encounter blog Asabeafrika.

Teddy Shine
Teddy Shine, I am quite surprised to
meet you here today, you have been so scarce on the social scene, what has been
the challenge?
I have been
very busy, I have a lot of things I am doing now. You know I am a lawyer now
and I have to run my two chambers; one in Lagos and the other in Abuja and that
goes along with my other businesses. So, I have just been occupied with
business activities.
“Couple of friends called me today
that they read in the paper that I have been out of circulation that I have
been taking it easy and all that, that I hardly go to parties. Yes, I can tell
you this is the first party I am attending this year”.
Couple of years ago, the social gigs
will never be complete without a Teddy
Shine
in the party but today, you have read law, what has law done to you?
Law has not
changed anything about me, I still remain the same Teddy Shine, I have only added
more activities to my schedule and that is taking a lot from me.


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Page of THE NATION Newspaper where Teddy Shine was alleged

But you hardly show up at parties
these days, in fact the talk in town is that you have disappeared from the
social radar?
Yeah, I have
been busy. I hardly go out now.
Maybe you read a lot of books?
Yes, I read
a lot of books. Couple of friends called me today that they read in the paper
that I have been out of circulation that I have been taking it easy and all
that, that I hardly go to parties. Yes, I can tell you this is the first party
I am attending this year.
Why?
Nothing
really big, I am just taking things easy. I have been pre-occupied with other
activities and that is why I have been out of town. I am really, really busy.
So, how would you describe the late Baba
J.B. Ajayi?
He was a
wonderful man and I can tell you that Ekiti State has lost a wonderful human
being, they have lost a brilliant man, a philanthropist to the core but haven
said that, when it is time to go you have to go but Baba lived a good life and
he left behind a good legacy. Thank God for his life, may Almighty Allah grant him Aljannah.
When did you arrive Ekiti and is it
true that you are no more in good terms with your best friend, Governor Peter
Ayodele Fayose?
 I came in last night and I was with my friend
(Governor Ayodele Fayose) and that is one of the articles and stories being
branded in town that myself and Fayose
are no more together. Let me tell you, Ayo
Fayose
still remain my very, very good friend. We are cordial, more than we
used to be before now.
But how are you taking the report
that you people have gone apart and that you are fighting over some issues?
Fighting
over what?
Some people said maybe it is as a
result of political differences?
No, we don’t
have any political differences.
“She has duly played the role of a
helper in my life; she is a wonderful woman that any man will pray to have in
his life. I thank God for her life, we met some twenty six years ago, our first
child is 21 years and the romance keeps waxing stronger every day”.

But you are in APC?
No, I am a
business man. I have never fought over any political position in my life.
But your wife is a prominent
politician and don’t you think her interest in APC could affect you?
Yes she is
and that does not affect me. You see, you must know your wife and your wife
must know you; the wife I marry, I know my wife very, very, very well. There is
nothing I don’t know about my wife and for me, I give my support to my wife
because of the trust I have for her. And I can tell you she is a very good
politician and she is going to go places.
Teddy-Shine

If your wife suddenly becomes a
Governor, would you be able to take it and play your role as her husband in the
background?
If at this
stage I allowed her to be a member of the House of Representative and I also
allowed her to serve under Honorable
Aminu Tambuwal
as a special adviser on parliamentary matters, if she
decides to contest for the post of the president of Nigeria tomorrow I will
give her all my support. She is a good wife.
So, what is the secret of your
romance for 25 years?
My wife is
very dear to my life; she has been a great woman and pillar of support to the
family. She has duly played the role of a helper in my life; she is a wonderful
woman that any man will pray to have in his life. I thank God for her life, we
met some twenty six years ago, our first child is 21 years and the romance
keeps waxing stronger every day. She has been a very wonderful wife and mother
of our children.
Maybe that is why Teddy Shine didn’t
marry a second wife?
I cannot
marry a second wife, I am happy with my wife. I don’t need to bring any problem
to my home. I am happy with my family; she has 4 beautiful children for me, two
boys and two girls. So, what else am I looking for?
“I don’t see any problem between
Fayose and Buhari. Fayose is the governor, Buhari is the president; Fayose is
in Ekiti state, Buhari is in Abuja, he is the president of the whole country.
So, there is no problem between the two. People from afar see Fayose as a
controversial person but as far as I am concerned, he is not a controversial
person, he is just a principled person”.
What advice do you have for friends
missing you on the social scene?
We are not
getting any younger, at this age we must get our priorities right. That was
then when we were very young, galvanizing from here to there. But right now we
are not getting any younger. Yes, they must have fun, they must enjoy
themselves but hey, you must create a limit. There must be a limit to
everything you are doing in life. You must know when to run and when to slow
down.
You are no doubt a handsome man with
a dashing look, how do you handle advances from female admirers?
God’s grace;
by the special grace of God, I have been able to handle that aspect of my life
through the grace of the Almighty Allah.

Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose

On the issue of your fight with
Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose, what do you have to say?

I have told
you that, it is all rumor; people are just peddling all sorts of rumors. I have
been in Ekiti State since yesterday and on arrival, you wont believe the first
person that welcomed me in was the state’s number 1 citizen and my friend, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose. I went
straight to him and we were together till early hour of this morning around 1
am before I went to bed. We were meant to come to this place together but I was
tired sleeping but as I leave this place now, I am going to him. So, our
relationship is still cordial. Very, very cordial and I will only advice the
rumor merchants to drop the game. There is no fight between me and Governor Ayo Fayose. In fact this
morning when THE NATION Newspaper wrote it again that we are fighting, I was
just laughing and he also laughed over it, there are lots of things our people
don’t know and I think it is high time they know. So, please, bury the hatchet
of rumor.
Your friend Governor Ayo Fayose is
perceived to be in the bad book of President Muhammad Buhari, do you see them
working together?
Why not? I
don’t see any problem between Fayose and Buhari. Fayose is the governor, Buhari
is the president; Fayose is in Ekiti state, Buhari is in Abuja, he is the
president of the whole country. So, there is no problem between the two. People
from afar see Fayose as a controversial person but as far as I am concerned, he
is not a controversial person, he is just a principled person. I can tell you
without mincing words, if Fayose is with you, he is with you come rain, come
sunshine. He is that kind of person. So, he will forever be my friend, he will
forever be my good friend.
So, where did the rumor emerged that
you two are fighting?
Well, that
is normal. In our society, people peddle all sorts of rumors but the best thing
is to ignore them. Just ignore them. in fact, I have received so many calls
today about this publication (The Nation Newspaper) but I just laugh and I
believe he (Ayo Fayose did same thing) He laughed too, he called me to say
“Teddy Shine, have you read The Nation?” I said “what is in The Nation?” He
said “They are talking about us” and it ended there. So, there is no cause for
alarm.

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