Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has urged prominent lawyer, Femi Falana to stop attacking him needlessly.
Fayose also said that Falana should sell himself to the Ekiti people if he’s desirous of becoming governor as insults would not get him the governorship seat.
The governor made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.
The statement reads:
“It is obvious that Falana is driving himself sick because of his personal hatred for Governor Fayose and if care is not taking, his state of mind concerning the governor may graduate from psychology to psychosis one day.”
“Falana should purge himself of his hatred for anything Fayose because he (Fayose) was not the one who scuttled his (Falana) ambition to be governor of Ekiti State.
“It is strange that Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) could go public with accusation of fraud against someone who has not been pronounced guilty by any court of law and the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) must take particular notice of this.
“Is Falana unaware of the diversion of N852, 936,713.92 counterpart fund paid by the Ekiti State Government to access the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) 2012 Marching grant by the Fayemi-led government, which has made it impossible for Ekiti State to access UBEC matching grant for 2013, 2014 and 2015?
“Is Falana not aware of the N25 billion bond and other commercial bank loans that the Fayemi’s government took and misappropriated, on which over N1 billion is being deducted from the State federal allocation now? Why did Falana keep silent when Ekiti State treasury was being looted right, left and center by the APC government of Fayemi? Where was Falana when uncompleted projects like the Oba Adejugbe General Hospital and State Pavilion in Ado Ekiti were being commissioned by Fayemi?
“Is Falana’s activism concerning Ekiti State only about Fayose and everything about his government? As someone who used to be close to him, my counsel for Daddy Femi Falana is that he should stop thinking that he can realize his governorship ambition in Ekiti State by maligning Governor Peter (the Rock) Ayodele Fayose everywhere he goes. He should rather come to Ekiti and sell himself to the people.”
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Fayose’s comments were made in response to allegations made by Falana, on Thursday, September 8, that the governor was looting funds meant for the development of Ekiti State.