Aides Accuse Fayose Of Running A Dictatorial Government, Tender Resignation Letters
Information received by NIGERIA NEWS has shown that some staff of Ekiti State Government have tendered their resignation letters hinged on claims that the governor, Ayodele Fayose is operating an Authoritarian government.
The information also revealed that about ten members of the Ekiti State House of assembly are planning to jet out of the Peoples Democratic Party to a yet to be known party in search for better political deals.
As a result of all these, movement into the state’s house of assembly has been restricted, and the lawmakers only come together whenever they are called upon by the Speaker, Hon Kola Oluwawole on the directives of the state governor.
Some of the staff of the governor who had abandoned his government are, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ekiti State University, Prince Dayo Adeyeye; former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi.
Also inclusive are, former Director General/Special Adviser Bureau of Public Procurement, Chief Segun Akinwumi; former Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Deji Adesua; former Board Member representing Ekiti at Odua Investment, Dr. Sikiru Lawal.
Recall that it was previously reported that an ally of the governor, Kayode Osho, a former Commissioner for Works had also left the government over a conflict which erupted between him and Fayose recently.
The information further revealed that on Wednesday, another staff of the governor, personal Assistant on Transportation, Odunayo Ehinafe also resigned.
However, the governor who appears not to be shaky by the various resignation letters received has disclosed through his Information Commissioner, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi that those leaving the government are a greedy set of people who are seeking for more political power than the ones they already have. The governor debunked the allegation of him being a totalitarian ruler.
In the words of Ogunsuyi: “I want to concede to people the right to exit government anytime. For someone who has served the government and decides to leave few months before the expiration of the tenure of that administration…that is self-serving.”
“I know there is enough machinery for conflict resolution within the government we all served. I know some of them are leaving because of their political ambition.”
“None of them in the letters have said something contrary, all of them are grateful to the Governor and it will wrong to say something outside the letter.”
“We thank them for the development of Ekiti and wish them well in their future endeavours.”
He stressed that “Fayose is the leader of government and party and he has to take decisions that will not go down well with everybody. And with a fact that we can resign is a measure of Fayose’s liberal democratic credentials.”
A source who prepared for his name not to be mentioned revealed that the exit of the staff may be as a result of the recently concluded PDP primary election of the gubernatorial candidate of the party in which the anointed candidate of Fayose, Kolapo Olushola, the present deputy governor of the state, topped the race.