"Don't throw Ekiti into chaos," Adeyeye warns E-11 group

By Lere Olayinka

The Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has warned the E-11 group not to throw the State into chaos by attempting to use the suit it instituted to circumvent the will of Ekiti people freely expressed on June 21, 2014 with the overwhelming election of Mr Ayodele Fayose as their governor.

Adeyeye, who described the desperate manner in which the E-11 case was being pursued as an assault on Ekiti people, added that; "why couldn't those in E-11 mobilise Ekiti people to vote against Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on June 21?"

In a release issued today and personally signed by the Minister, he said; "Ekiti people have spoken loudly on June 21 and I think what we should all do is to respect the wish of the people and in the interest of the State and its people, pray for the incoming administration to succeed."

He said by electing their governor in such a transparent and peaceful manner, Ekiti people had shown to the outside world that they were civilised and capable of setting the pace in electioneering in Nigeria.

The minister added that; "No individual or group should do anything that will rubbish the good image Ekiti people built for themselves and the State with the June 21 election."

Speaking further, Adeyeye said; "Fayemi, who lost the election congratulated the winner less than 24 hours after the election. In preparation for the inauguration of Fayose as the next governor of Ekiti State, a Transition Committee has been set up by the State Government.

"Therefore, trying to to obtain back-door judgment in a bid to truncate the inauguration of Fayose on October 16 is not in the interest of Ekiti State and its people and those in the E-11 should be made to know this.

"Most importantly, Ekiti people have the inalienable rights to choose whoever they like as their governor, and they have done that on June 21, 2014.

"E-11 and their sponsors should therefore leave Ekiti people alone to be governed by the man they freely gave their mandate on June 21."