SALAMI: ONI SLAMS FAYEMI OVER COMMENT
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, has described Governor Kayode Fayemi's reaction to the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation for reinstatement of the suspended President Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, as a 'product of feeling of temporary relief from palpable fear by a man who is faced with imminent collapse of the house of fraud built for him by a tainted judge.
'No matter what Fayemi and his ilk say, write or do, it does not remove the fact that the judgment, the basis of which they are holding office, was purchased.'
Reacting to the NJC recommendation, Fayemi had said: 'Mention must be made of the desperation with which the likes of Chief Segun Oni and his cohorts pursued their goal of demonizing Justice Salami, a man who was clearly head and shoulders a paragon of judicial excellence in the murky waters of a political lynch mob. This they did through numerous dubious publications and endless manipulation of judicial process.'
But Oni, who reacted through his media aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka said: 'Fayemi should rather bury his head in shame for his destructive roles in the Ekiti State judiciary, instead of jumping to the rooftops to celebrate the decision of NJC, a body he never respected in the first place.'
'Isn't it interesting that the same Fayemi, who refused to act on NJC recommendation on appointment of judges in Ekiti State, is now the one hailing the NJC recommendation on Justice Salami?
'Is it also not laughable that it made sense to Fayemi and his cohorts that Rotimi Akeredolu, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, was part of the NJC meeting where the decision to reinstate Justice Salami was taken and he (Akeredolu) also voted?
'To Fayemi, it appears that a recommendation, which was reportedly arrived at by 11 NJC members voting against nine regarding the integrity of a judge, should be celebrated?
'Obviously, it is only corrupt minds and beneficiaries of tainted judgments like Fayemi that would roll out drums in celebration of a recommendation for reinstatement of a judge, who was reportedly voted against by nine of his colleagues.'