The Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, has called on the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to call members of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State to order so as to save the nation’s democracy.
The minister, who was speaking against the backdrop of the heightened plot to impeach the governor, Ayo Fayose, said the lawmakers are becoming desperate to sack the governor through the backdoor.
He said the state lawmakers are capitalizing on the victory of Mr. Buhari to stoke crisis in the state and, therefore, advised them to stop behaving like bad losers.
“In 1999, Prof Tunde Adeniran of the PDP lost to Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Adeniran congratulated the winner. He did not go to court,” he said.
“It was in 2003 that Adebayo lost to Governor Ayodele Fayose that they went to the Tribunal.
“Also, when Segun Oni won election in 2007, these same APC people made Ekiti ungovernable for him. In 2011 when Fayose contested senatorial election and lost to Babafemi Ojudu, he did not go to court. None of the PDP National Assembly candidates that lost in 2011 went to court.
“Since they lost the governorship to the PDP nine months ago, they have refused to accept defeat. It was as a result of this desperation to steal Ekiti people’s mandate that Omolafe Aderiye was killed.”
He accused APC supporter of killing Modupe Temitope Olaya in Efon-Alaaye, wondering why the opposition politicians in the state derive joy in shedding the blood of innocent Ekiti sons and daughters.
He said, “Gen Buhari must not let these desperate APC members in Ekiti State drag his name and reputation in the mud by using his name to cause chaos”.