Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has slammed the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his comment that he should be arrested over the political tension in Ekiti State.
Fayose, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said Mohammed was fed with lies about the situation of things in Ekiti State and instead of him to make findings; he exposed himself by commenting ignorantly.
“We Yoruba people have a saying that ‘inu a bimo ku ki idun (somebody who gave birth and lost the child would not be happy). Having snatched people’s mandate through the back door, not once but twice, to rule states where they did not win elections, the APC and its leaders thought that is the best way to secure electoral victory,” said Adelusi.
He said that he was not surprised Mohammed reacted the way he did, as he was apparently sad like other APC leaders, because their efforts to launch a judicial coup failed woefully on Monday.
“They did those things in the past through ‘Salamic’ judgments and were hoping for a repeat performance in Ekiti State after the people rejected them with Mr Ayo Fayose trouncing their candidate. Their evil plan to use compromised judicial officers last Monday to steal the people’s mandate was scuttled by the vigilant voters who freely gave their mandate to Fayose. Their game plan was to do another ‘Salamic’ abracadabra and get the inauguration of the governor-elect aborted. They were planning to get the Speaker of the House of Assembly inaugurated as acting governor. People from Gboyin Local Government where Speaker Adewale Omirin hails from were already jubilating.
“God, in His mercies, exposed them and for Lai Mohammed to put the blame on Fayose smacks of ‘bad belle’ and malice,” he said.
According to Adelusi, the two suits brought before an Ado-Ekiti High Court by a group, the E-11 were pre-election matters and that the issue of the jurisdiction of the court was being contested.