The Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Lere Olayinka, has accused the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayde Fayemi who was a former governor of the State of never winning an election in Ekiti State hence his disposition towards democracy.
Lere Olayinka in his statement said: “He will continue to live in the fool’s paradise concerning his scandalous defeat in the June 21, 2014 governorship election.”
Olayinka’s reaction comes hot on the heels of the statement made by Fayemi on Saturday that “at the appropriate time, he (Governor Fayose) would meet his comeuppance (punishment).”
Olayinka further described Fayemi as a “serial betrayal of confidence whose political future will remain bleak, having betrayed his number one political benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”
He added: “If there is anyone that deserves to meet both physical and divine punishment, that person is Kayode Fayemi, who plunged Ekiti State into debt by stealing the state blind and betrayed someone like Asiwaju Tinubu, who made him governor.
“Since Fayemi has never won any election in Ekiti and he became governor through judicial manipulation, he can never appreciate democracy. Even the primary election that gave him the Action Congress (AC) governorship ticket in 2006 was manipulated in his favour.”
Lere Olayinka further challenged the former state governor to file his case at the Supreme Court.
He noted: “We will meet him there and surely, he will be defeated as usual.”
Urging Fayemi to declare his intentions to run for the Ekiti state Governorship seat in 2018, Lere Olayinka noted: “He (Fayemi) remains a hard-sell in Ekiti.”
He added, “in saner climes, a man like Fayemi, who was indicted by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for illegally withdrawing the sum of N852.9 million from the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) account, making UBEC to suspend Ekiti State from accessing any further FGN-UBE Intervention Fund will be burying his head in shame.
“Like I have maintained, Fayemi failed Ekiti people, including majority of his party members as governor, as a minister, he is also failing Ekiti people because up till today, he cannot point to one benefit Ekiti has derived from having him as minister of Mines and Steel Development.”