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Warrant of arrest: I’m not intimidated – Fayose

Posted by From BOLU-OLU ESHO, Ado-Ekiti on 2008/02/12 | Views: 290 |

Warrant of arrest: I’m not intimidated – Fayose


Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has declared that he would not be intimidate by issuance of the warrant on him, adding that this action was politically motivated.

Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has declared that he would not be intimidate by issuance of the warrant on him, adding that this action was politically motivated.

This was contained in a statement mailed to Daily Sun by Fayose, who also called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, including those who have been sidelined, not to allow a few power brokers in the party to impose any unpopular candidates on them at the forthcoming congresses of the party.

Fayose alleged that names of some candidates had been penciled downed by top government officials as the choice of government to be imposed on the delegates at the party’s congresses, at the expense of free and fair congresses that would produce popular candidates of the party.

He said the alleged plan to impose candidates on the party members was against the rules of the party, noting that he remains a bonafide member of PDP.

Fayose, who said Ekiti State has no government, berated the Governor Segun Oni administration for failing the people of the state, which he ascribed to legitimacy crisis. He said that the administration had lost touch with the common man.

The ex-governor, who described himself as a major stakeholder in the Ekiti project, declared that he had thought of the price to pay before joining politic.

Fayose said Ekiti State, at present, has no government and is stranded as only God and the tribunal can break the jinx. He pleaded with the tribunal to expedite action and restore power to the winner of the April 14, 2007 governorship election, in order for the young state to move forward.
He accused Governor Oni’s administration of causing drastic set back to the PDP in the state, lamenting: “The government has not only failed in terms of development and ideas but has also totally derailed in performance statistics.”

He, however, reminded the people of the state, in his statement entitled: “Fayose Cautions Against Imposition during PDP Congresses,” that the Oni government was “forcefully imposed on the party and on our people during the party primaries and the April 14 general elections.”

He ascribed the 13 seats lost to AC in the state House of Assembly to the alleged massive imposition of candidates until “jankara election in Efon and Ekiti West II constituencies brought it back to 13-13,” calling on democratic members within the party to drive away impostors who have hijacked the party in the state.

He said: “I remain a bonafide PDP leader and I cannot be threatened by the issuance of any politically motivated warrant of arrest, having counted the cost before I joined politics. Our former president was a one-time prisoner before he became Nigerian president.

The higher the stake, the higher the price.
“I remain a major stakeholder in Ekiti project with unequalled followership and achievements. It’s also public knowledge that I turned around the fortunes of the PDP before the impostors hijacked the party and government through coup d’tat by the imposition of emergency rule after my illegal impeachment.

“Today, the decampees and impostors collaborators are now the beneficiary of our hard earned party, which the PDP (of old members) fought for. Oni’s government is a government of decampees while the original PDP members are already sidelined and became ‘beggars of their own inheritance.”’

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