ONI’S AIDE ACCUSES FAYEMI OF PLAN TO OBTAIN INJUNCTION AGAINST LG CHAIRMEN
The Chief Media Aide to Chief Olusegun Oni, former Governor of Ekiti
State, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre has raised alarm over the desperate move by
the State Governor, M. Kayode Fayemi to obtain to use a judge in the
State High Court to secure an injunction, restraining the duly elected
chairmen of Local Government Councilsfrom entering the council
secretariat, through an exparte motion.
In a release made available to the media today, Ojo-Lanre said; “this
illegal effort is to pave the way for the appointment of Caretaker
Committees for the Councils in spite of the non ratification of the
councils' dissolution by the State House of Assembly as stipulated by
the State Local Government Administration (Amendment) Law No. 6 of
According to Ojo-Lanre, a judge in the State High Court is being
prevailed upon to grant the exparte injunction.
While accusing ACN government of desperation in its quest to pilfer
the local government and use the funds to settle the huge debt
incurred on elections and tribunal cases, Ojo-Lanre said; “Fayemi's
desperation is as a result of the pressure from those who invested the
several billions of naira used in prosecuting his elections and
judicial victory on one hand, and the need to settle his party's
chairmanship and councillorship candidates with appointments at the
local governments on the other.
“We are aware that lists of Caretaker members have been compiled with
a mandate that no contract must be awarded by them throughout the
period that they would spend in office.
“With this arrangement, Fayemi and his Lagos invaders would have
unhindered access to the council fund and be able to settle his
financiers, among whom are former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu,
Dr. Tunji Olowolafe and one Adesokan, who is based in Atlanta Georgia
and is said to have six hospitals in the United States.
“We are aware that in spite of the embargo placed on the State
Government accounts by Fayemi, a sum of N250 million was taken as
overdraft from Wema Bank, Ado-Ekiti on Monday. The fund was hurriedly
sourced by the bank officials and the purpose; we learnt was to settle
some people that were already become impatient with Fayemi.
Ojo-Lanre, who described the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and its
collaborators in some of the civil society groups as a congregation of
hypocrites said; “It is sad the ACN party, which claimed to have come
into power through the rule of law has been employing every jankara
methods to sustain all its illegal actions.”