September 25, 2014.
By: Ibrahim Olalekan
The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose, today led thugs to beat judges of the Ekiti State Judiciay in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Tweets from Egghead Odewale, @eggheader; an aide to Governor Kayode Fayemi, revealed that while the pandemonium lasted, Fayose supervised the beating of the Chief Judge, Ayo Daramola, and Justices Akintayo and Adeyeye.
Few days ago, thugs loyal to Ayodele Fayose stormed Ekiti State High Court to disrupt proceedings in a case challenging his eligibility to contest the June 21 election won by him.
The Punch Newspaper had reported that Chairman of Ado West Local Council Development Authority, Mr Sunday Ibitoye, and Ajakaye, were attacked while Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi was smuggled out of the court to avoid being lynched by the thugs.
Fayose, in a press conference yesterday in Lagos disclosed the All Progressives Congress is plotting to ensure that the Speaker of the state House of Assembly becomes the next governor of the state instead of himself.
He said, “The whole scheming in Ekiti State is just about the APC obtaining judgement through the back door after losing elections on June 20, 2014. You will recall that Segun Oni’s tenure was truncated through this back door judgement by some judicial officers who have been compromised.
However, the APC in Ekiti State accused Fayose of either being ignorant of the law governing electoral matters or he was deliberately being economical with the truth.
In a statement issued by the Director of Publicity and Media of the party, Segun Dipe, the party advised Fayose to always consult his legal advisers before making any statement that would characterise him not only as legally deficient but as a desperado.
“If Fayose is not ignorant of the law or opting for deliberate falsehood, he would not embark on a campaign of calumny against those who have chosen to embark on the path laid down in both the 1999 Constitution and Electoral Law 2006 in ensuring that justice is not only done but seen as done.
“If the admission of Fayose’s spokesperson that his supporters carried out the act (attack on the judge) because the judge was allegedly biased is anything to go by, the question then remains, is the invasion of the hallowed chamber the next step to take as a form of appeal?”