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Janathan Visit: Fayemi’s Aide Accuses Ekiti Obasof Collecting N150,000 Bribe


By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
Ogun State-born Maxwell Olusegun Adegbenro,
Special Assistant on Social Media to the
immediate-past governor of Ekiti State, Dr
Kayode Fayemi, has accused traditional rulers in
Ekiti State, who attended the forum organised
by Concerned Yoruba Elders in Ile-Ife on Friday,
of collecting N150, 000 bribe each to attend
the event.
Maxwell Adegbenro made this allegation on his
Facebook page on Saturday.
He berated the Obas, including the Ewi of Ado-
Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, of travelling to Ile-
Ife to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan,
saying: “The Ekiti Obas can receive the President
in their home state and not OAU at a function
organised by a group in close association with
Adegbenro, who was Dr Fayemi’s spokesperson
on Socia Media, added: “And our own
traditional rulers in their borrowed robe
suddenly filled Gov. Fayose escort to endorse
Jonathan and not to receive him.
“Was Jonathan coming to Ekiti? How may Ondo
State Traditional rulers graced the programme?
“How many Osun State Obas, Ogun and Oyo
suddenly became President Jonthan convoy
team to a meeting supposedly organised to rally
support for him?
“You and I know why these Obas were there.
They may have been deceived by Fayose in
presenting entire Ekiti before President Jonathan
as people’s choice and candidate.”
Reacting, Special Assistant to Ekiti State
Governor on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, described the comment
as an insult on the entire people of Ekiti.
Olayinka, who demanded an immediate
retraction of the statement and apology by the
All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, said
Governor Fayose would not stand and watch
anyone dragging the traditional institution in
Ekiti State in the mud.


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