Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin has been urged to behave responsibly in honour of his exalted office and stop seeing himself as Speaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is under the control of his party leaders like Senator Bola Tinubu and former governor, Kayode Fayemi.
Reacting to the Speakers comment that “damning reports of alleged fraud were established at the hearings of the election petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja, and that Governor Ayodele Fayose refused to appear at the tribunal to defend the certificate forgery and perjury allegations made against by the APC because he was afraid to enter witness box for cross-examination,” Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka said it was irresponsible for the Speaker to have alluded that the governor was a perjurer and certificate forger.
In a release issued in Ado-Ekiti, Olayinka told the Speaker to “wake up from his perpetual slumber and stop dreaming of being the acting governor of the State because he will never be.”
The governor’s aide said it was known to everyone in the State that the Speaker was assured of taking over from Fayemi as acting governor when his party leaders were running from one court to the other, looking for a court order to stop Fayose’s inauguration.
“It is known to everyone in Ekiti that the Speaker even made preparations in readiness for his assumption office as acting governor on October 16.
“Obviously, from the tone of the press statement issued by the Speaker, which was published in some newspapers today, the speaker is still day-dreaming about his ambition to be acting governor.
“For him to have claimed that Governor Fayose was a perjurer and certificate forger, and that damning reports of alleged fraud were established at the hearings of the election petitions tribunal, Dr Omirin has further exposed the content of his inner mind as regards his desperate ambition to be acting governor.
“In total disrespect for his office as the head of the legislative arm of government in the state, the speaker also demonstrated his contempt for the office of the governor by referring to the occupier as a perjurer and certificate forger, who failed to appear at the tribunal for fear of being ridiculed.
“It has therefore become necessary that Dr Omirin is prevailed upon by well-meaning Nigerians to behave responsibly in honour of the office of the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, which he presently occupies.
“Dr. Omirin should be made to realise that he cannot rewrite what God wrote concerning Ekiti and its people on June 21, 2014, and the earlier the speaker and those prodding him on realise the futility in their evil agenda against Ekiti people, the better for them.”