Ekiti State All Progressives Congress, APC, has criticised Governor Ayodele Fayose and his aides’ diatribes against former President Olusegun Obasanjo on behalf of Ekiti people, saying they spoke in their individual capacity or at best on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Reacting to Fayose’s condemnation of the visit of five PDP governors to former President Obasanjo at his Abeokuta home and his call for Obasanjo’s expulsion from PDP and imprisonment over alleged contempt of court, Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said Fayose is not qualified to speak on behalf of Ekiti people in a clearly political squabble among PDP gladiators.
He said that Owoseni Ajayi, who wrote as the Attorney-General criticising Obasanjo on behalf of the state for not obeying a court order on his book publication, is not known to law as the Attorney-General of the state because he was not screened and confirmed by a properly constituted House of Assembly, stressing that he remains a Commissioner- nominee until he is legally screened and confirmed by the Assembly.
Warning Fayose and his aides not to turn PDP’s initernal affairs into state affairs, as that would be a misrepresentation of the good people of Ekiti State, Olatunbosun said: “If we agree without conceding that he is an Attorney-General, he is at best a busy body in the matter between Obasanjo and Buruji Kashamu concerning the launching of his book
“What is the business of a state government in a matter between Obasanjo and Kashamu that warranted issuing a statement on behalf of the entire citizens of a state? Ekiti APC dissociates the good people of Ekiti State from the statement issued by Ajayi calling for the imprisonment of Obasanjo for alleged contempt of court.
“A bed-wetter does not haggle with a dry cleaner. If anybody will criticise anyone for disobedience of court orders, it is not Ajayi who is a product of illegality and his principal a promoter of lawlessness.”
Stressing that Ekiti people would not be drawn into an alleged crime committed by a non-indigene, Olatubosun said that apart from the fact that there was no basis for the diatribes, issuing such a rude statement against Obasanjo confirms the fact that Fayose is protecting the alleged wanted drug baron, who was alleged to have helped in giving questionable victory to Fayose in the June 21 Ekiti gubernatorial poll.