Fayose replies Tunji Abayomi, says he's a hypocrite

By Lere Olayinka
Ayodele Fayose
Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described self-acclaimed human rights lawyer, Dr Tunji Abayomi as a hypocrite not worthy of the attention sane minds.

The governor said; "Nigerians should ask Tunji Abayomi where he was when former Governor Kayode Fayemi used 12 Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) lawmakers to confirm the appointment of Local Government Caretaker Committee in 2010 while the Speaker then, Hon Tunji Odeyemi and other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were in Abuja to meet with the president and the Deputy Speaker, Hon Saliu Adeoti was dead."

Governor Fayose, who was reacting to the letter titled; "Your threat to peace, order and governance leadership in the Ekiti State House of Assembly," through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Dr Abayomi should stop dancing naked in the market place, exposing his naked hypocrisy.

The governor said "Dr Abayomi should first show to the public, the record of his complaints when the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole shut the State House of Assembly and moved the House sitting to the Government House.

"The lawyer should also show to Nigerians if he reacted by writing the kind of abusive letter that he wrote to Governor Fayose to Fayemi when he sacked duly elected Local Government chairmen and Councilors in 2010 and use of 12 ACN lawmakers (without the Speaker and Deputy Speaker) to approve appointment of caretaker committee.

"In 2010, not only did Fayemi sacked duly elected chairmen and councilors, his thugs invaded the Local Council Headquaters, killing Chief Adeleye Awolumate and injuring several people in the process.

"There is no record of any complaints from Dr Abayomi when all these happened under Fayemi, a self-appointed progressive.

"So, why is Dr Abayomi complaining now that Governor Fayose is trying to erase the footprint of illegalities that Fayemi left in Ekiti?

"Isn't it an advertisement of his hypocrisy and 'mari maje' human rights activism?"

Lere Olayinka