Fayose grew up in Ibadan, Oyo State where he attended Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo. He is married to Feyisetan. He conducted one of the most sought after medical outreach programmes during his political campaign in 2001.
Peter Ayodele Fayose was the PDP flag bearer in the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State slated for June 21 2014. He won the election and has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the new Governor, Ekiti State; and was inaugurated on Oct 16 2014. Fayose also extended to working with Fayemi so as to ensure peace.