Former Ekiti State Governor and current Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has described Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s allegation of a plot by him and ex-Governor Segun Oni to compromise the judiciary and remove him from office as spurious.
According to Fayemi, the allegation is not only “irresponsible but unfair” to the two former governors of the state
He said in statement by his Spokesman, Yinka Oyebode,‘’It would appear, Governor Fayose wakes up daily in search of new controversies and making one spurious allegation after another. And it does not really matter to him whether such allegations are reasonable, logical or sensible. This allegation is not only irresponsible, but unfair to the two former governors of the state. And one is not surprised at this, because under Fayose, falsehood has been elevated to the level of statecraft, sustained by machinery of state.”
Fayemi added that he and Oni would never involve themselves in acts that can ridicule the judiciary.
Reacting also, Oni in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr. Ayo Akinyemi said, “Fayose himself knows that no judiciary can remove him now because he enjoys immunity until the expiration of his tenure on October 15, 2018. He can only be investigated, so what is Fayose talking about?
“Perhaps Fayose is afraid of facing the law after his immunity might have expired next year and that is why he is labouring now to spill the beans in anticipation of his doom. He is a drowning man trying to clutch the last straw and smear anybody. In a normal setting, should he have contested for governorship in the first instance? This is a man having corruption cases hanging on his neck and was facing trial in the court.”
Fayose had in a petition to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, alleged that the ruling APC is plotting with the help of two former governors of the state, Engr. Oni and Dr. Fayemi, to employ some judges, including the controversial Justice Okon Abang to compromise justice and remove him from office.
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