Ekiti 2018: Fayemi Speaks Tough ... Says Fayose Shortchanges Ekiti Obas
Former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that no more gentleman's approach to politics as Ekiti approaches 2018 governorship election.
The minister was flanked by his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the National Deputy Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Ebgr Segun Oni, State Chairman of the Party, Chief Jide Awe, former Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu and former Chief of Staff, Mr Yemi Adaramodu spoke at Isan yesterday.
While addressing all the Executive officers of the 177 wards in the 16 Local Government Areas and 19 Local Council Development Areas yesterday, Fayemi declared that active politicking had started in Ekiti and this according to him would not stop till the conduct of the Governorship election in July 2018.
The former governor who described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a jester, said: "all the efforts of Fayose to tarnish my image and rubbish my landmark in Ekiti through a fake panel will amount to nothing".
Why lamenting the slashing down of Ekiti Obas' salaries by Governor Fayose, the Minister said Fayose was a disgrace to Ekiti otherwise he ought to know that "royal institutions are sacred and should not be downgraded or brought to disrepute"
"Whether Fayose likes it or not, the end has come to PDP's misrule in Ekiti because whosoever emerges as the APC flagbearer will be given maximum support to win the general election", Fayemi stated.
The party leaders who were very eager to hear about the much rumoured governorship ambition of Dr Fayemi were disappointed as he tactically dodged anything related to his personal ambition. He however warned all those who were busy making permutation about his ambition on the social media to desist from such and go back to their wards.
"Elections are won at the wards and pulling units not on social media. So let everyone go back to his wards," Fayemi said.
The Deputy Chairman of the Party, Erelu Kemi Olaleye also addressed the party leaders who were eager to hearing about some financial matters concerning their wards. She announced to them that: "our Honourable minister has been consistently sending money through us to each wards in the State and this money has been disbursed accordingly. From the information reaching us at the State, the ward chairmen have also been delivering the message properly. So no cause for alarm". She assured them that more dividends of democracy would come to them in the new year but urged everyone to stand firm in his or her ward "So that we can take back governance from this crook in Ekiti come 2018"
Cornered at the event for a brief chat with the Fountain Newsbreaker, the former Chief of Staff, Yemi Adaramodu only waved his hands and smiled with a snappy comment: "when the elephant talks, the child watches"