Ekiti APC lawmakers' protest in Lagos shameful - Fayose's Aide

By Lere Olayinka

The protest held in the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja by the embattled Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers has been described as a "show of shame" and confirmation that the APC lawmakers were being remote-control from Lagos.

Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, who reacted to the protest in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, said the APC lawmakers should as well declare themselves as members of Lagos State House of Assembly II.

He said it was more shameful that the APC lawmakers were led by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji and they went to submit protest letter to Governor Raji Fashola.

Olayinka called on the APC lawmakers to return to Ekiti, and stop running from media houses in Lagos to Lagos State secretariat, saying they were elected to perform legislative duties in Ekiti and not Lagos.

He said; "Going to the Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja to protest on issues bordering on governance in Ekiti State is no doubt a clear demonstration that the APC lawmakers have totally sold their minds and dignity to their party's Lagos based political merchants.

"The question is, why were they protesting in front of Lagos State secretariat, when they were elected to perform legislative duties in Ekiti?

"Why are they on self exile?
"Shouldn't they have come back to Ekiti to join Governor Ayodele Fayose to rescue the State from the financial mess the APC government of Dr Kayode Fayemi plunged it to?"