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Friday, 21 November 2014


Edo state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has warned his counterparts in Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose never to drag him into what he described as his ‘area boys politics”, just as he advised him to settle down to the business of government for which he was elected.

Oshimmhole was reacting to a statement credited to Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary suggesting that the crises in Edo state was masterminded by the governor, while absolving Fayose of blame in the acts of lawlessness being allegedly perpetrated by 7 members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly in the past few days

The Governor of Edo said he would not take kindly to the extension of politics of gangsterism which he said is becoming more synonymous with Fayose.

A statement by Oshiomhole’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria said: “We found it utterly laughable and as the height of political childishness for the Ekiti State Governor to hide behind his media aides and seek to drag the name of the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, into his crude gangster tactics which he has re-introduced into Ekiti politics less than two months after assuming office.

“If the Ekiti governor is too lazy to read and too politically illiterate to know what is happening in Edo State House of Assembly, we expected his psychedelic media aides to simply shut their loud mouths rather than behave like capering neophytes.

“For the purpose of education, the Ekiti Governor and his media aides should be informed that there is no crisis in Edo State House of Assembly.

Fifteen members of the 24-member Assembly are members of the All Progressives Congress, while nine are members of the opposition PDP. Of the nine PDP members, three are on suspension while the seat of one member has been declared vacant. So, effectively, the PDP has five members in the Edo State House of Assembly.

“Even a kindergarten knows that 15 is greater than five. So if five PDP members decide to sit with three suspended members and another whose seat was declared vacant in a chamber which is undergoing renovation, then we can at best regard that as the height of crass legislative irresponsibility.

“It is ridiculous to even contemplate that the Ekiti Governor and his media aides do not know that 15 is greater than five! For sure, they seem engrossed with their stomach infrastructure mantra, such a dubious contraption which can only be contrived by an ideologically clueless and gluttonous administration.

“But for the kind of democracy we practice in Nigeria, where the PDP promotes and condones all manners of illegalities, inanities and shenanigans which have become the second nature of that party, Ayodele Fayose would have been cooling off his heels in gaol rather than brandishing the appellation of being a Governor.

“We are thoroughly ashamed that Ekiti, hitherto known as the ‘Fountain of Knowledge’, is being reduced to a mindless bubble by a man running her affairs without a discernible direction like a drowning man clutching desperately at flotsam.

“We advise Fayose to restrict his gung-of area boy tactics to Ekiti state and stop dropping the name of Governor Adams Oshiomhole to shore up his jaded image. Governance comes with decorum, respect and responsibility. If Ekiti people with all their avowed sophistication and intellectuality have elected to present a political rascal as their number one citizen, so be it; but they must understand that there is a huge difference between character and infamy

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