Ekiti Elections: Fayemi’s Loss Had Nothing To Do With Popularity Of Fayose But With APC – Falana
In a recent Interview with reporters, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) sat down and had a candid talk with journalists from Punch explaining how he felt with the news of Fayose winning his state’s local election.
Falana who was visibly uncomfortable with the outcome stated revealed that when he heard the results he was flabbergasted. because he had hoped that Governor Kayode Fayemi was going to win the election.
Falana went into details explaining that Fayemi’s loss could be attributed to vital stakeholders in Ekiti voting him out, he said the decision to remove Fayemi had nothing to do with ‘stomach infrastructure’ or the popularity of Fayose.
He continued: On a critical analysis of the political situation in Ekiti State, Fayemi is a victim of the ideological crisis of his party, the APC. Of course, the arrogance of some of the governor’s aides who were allowed to wield enormous powers equally contributed to the loss of the election.
I have read very interesting but diversionary commentaries on the election results. Some of them have deliberately denigrated the Ekiti people. Most commentators have forgotten that the Ekiti people felt relieved when Fayose was impeached in October 2006. In fact, his removal was celebrated by the Ekiti people. Most of the commentators have also forgotten that Senator Babafemi Ojudu defeated Fayose with over 45,000 votes in the election to the Senate in the Ekiti-Central Senatorial District during the 2011 general election. Rice and money were also distributed by Fayose then.Continue reading
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