Monday, 3 April 2017

Fayemi plotting my removal, says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has accused his predecessor Dr Kayode Fayemi of plotting to “come back to power through the backdoor”. Fayose alleged that Fayemi and his allies in the Presidency were working with three Supreme Court judges to invalidate the June 21, 2014 governorship election to bring Fayemi back to power. The governor, who addressed a briefing yesterday at the Osuntokun Lodge, Government House, Ado-Ekiti, vowed to resist any attempt to steal the mandate given to him. He accused Fayemi, who is Minister of Mines and Steel Development, of “name dropping” and attempting to subvert democracy and turning Ekiti to a banana republic. But the minister’s Special Assistant (Media) Olayinka Oyebode said the governor would not be dignified with any response. He described the governor’s allegation as “laughable”. Oyebode said: “The allegation is laughable, we will not want to dignify his allegation with any response. The wicked runneth when nobody pursueth.” Fayose said one of the Supreme Court justices recently arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) alleged that Fayemi’s friend came to lobby him to assist in reversing the result. Alluding to an interview in the March 26 edition of ThisDay where Fayemi described the election as “unfinished business”, Fayose said he raised the alarm because the alleged plot “has now reached an advanced stage”. Speaking during a question and answer session with reporters, the governor said an intelligence report showed that underhand tactics to “unhorse” him were about to be unleashed.

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