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Ojudu, Omirin's personal ambition causing unrest in Ekiti - Lawmakers-elect

By Lere Olayinka
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The newly elected Lawmakers in Ekiti State have described the impeachment plot against the State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and his Deputy, Dr Olusola Eleka as personal agenda of the impeached former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator representing Ekiti Central, Babafemi Ojudu.

The lawmakers-elect called on stakeholders in the State, especially traditional rulers to prevail on Omirin and Ojudu not to throw the State into chaos just because of their ambition to be Acting governor and governor respectively.

The lawmakers-elect, who spoke under the aegis of Conference of Ekiti State Lawmakers-elect, said in a release issued on Monday and signed by Chief Gboyega Aribisogan, Hon Segun Adewumi and Adeniran Alagbada, said; "whoever that is interested in the Ekiti State Governorship position should wait till 2018."

The statement read; "What we are witnessing in Ekiti is borne out of the desperation of Ojudu to be governor.

"Ojudu has found an ally in Omirin, who is yet to come to reality as to the failure of the prophesy his spiritualist gave him last year that he will be acting governor.

"It was this same Ojudu's desperation to be governor that made him to lead the onslaught that led to Governor Fayose's removal in 2006. We all know what that action caused us in Ekiti.

"Ekiti people should therefore know that what Omirin and a few of his colleagues are fighting for is neither the interest of Ekiti nor that of the APC. Rather, it is Omirin's personal interest and that of Senator Ojudu and his Action Group APC.

"The question we therefore wish that Nigerians should ask Ojudu is why he did not seek reelection as a senator? How can a man who failed Ekiti people as a senator be behind those who are throwing stones at the State from outside?

"How can a man like Ojudu, who shunned the burial of his own father be the one to dictate the direction Ekiti State should go after the people had spoken five times through their votes?

"Ekiti people should therefore know who their enemies. The main enemies are Omirin and Ojudu and their motivation is their inordinate ambition to be Acting governor and governor respectively."