Fayose Faults FG, Security Agencies Handling Of Benue Killings

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the Federal Government’s response mechanism and poor handling of the herdsmen killings in Benue state.

Fayose said contrary to the believe in some quarters that the Anti-Grazing Law implemented by the state government was responsible for the killings, the Federal Government’s handling of security matters was to blame.

“The constitution has given you powers to make laws to protect your people. I made that law, I stand by it. Stand by your own. You are not saying you are making laws for other people, you are making it for your people. For the protection of your people, the peace of your people.

“The anti-grazing law must not be compromised,” he stressed.

He made this known on Thursday, when he visited the state to commiserate with the government and people over the death of over 70 residents.


The Ekiti governor also criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over comments he made asking Benue residents to accommodate their countrymen.

“How can a governor give you advance warning under secrete security information.

“How can you tell a governor in a situation like Governor Ortom has found himself, to go and accommodate people killing you, god forbid bad thing o.” he said.

Governor Fayose who was received by Governor Samuel Ortom from the airport, alongside top officials headed to the site of the mass grave where a minute silence was observed in honour of the victims of attacks on New Year ’s Day.

Thereafter, they headed to the Government House where he made a donation of N10 million to help support the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

BREAKING: Fayose’s Chief Of Staff, Anisulowo Resigns

In what appears like a dream, the chief of staff to the governor of Ekiti State, Chief Dipo Anisulowo has tendered his resignation letter.

Dipo Anisulowo alleged that Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose is on a mission to destroy the PDP with the adoption of Prof Olusola Eleka Kolapo as his would be successor.

Anisulowo, in a letter made available to the press, said a copy of the letter has been sent to the governor and his resignation takes effect immediately.

” I am at dismay on the political arrangement by Mr governor aiming to divide Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Ekiti state. Same Fayose told all stakeholders in Abuja just before the 2014 elections that he will leave with his deputy 2018. This sudden change of goal post in the middle of the game is not Integrity.” Anisulowo said.

It will be recalled that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has openly thrown his weight behind his deputy, Prof Olusola Eleka as his successor.

The action has since divided the party in Ekiti State.

Fayemi Mocks 10-year Ban On Seeking Public Office In Ekiti, Calls It A Big Joke From Fayose’s Kangaroo Panel

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described as “laughable, but ridiculous” the released white paper on the panel set up by Governor Ayo Fayose to investigate the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014 which barred him and his former Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, from holding a public office in the state for 10 years.

In a statement on Monday from his Media Office, Fayemi stated that the verdict was a pre-meditated, crude and ignoble path towards hitting his perceived political foe.

“The attention of the Media Office of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to the pre-meditated verdict of the Ekiti State Government, as contained in the white paper submitted by the panel set up by Governor Ayo Fayose to investigate the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014.

“While we believe it is part of the responsibilities of the state administration to look into the finances of the state at any point in time, we are also of the belief that such must be done in a very responsible manner devoid of prejudice, witch-hunting and a calculated attempt to victimise a citizen.

“In this particular case, the entire process is discredited right from the beginning, as the only agenda of the panel was to rubbish Dr Kayode Fayemi’s public service record.

“One is therefore not surprised at the recommendations of the White Paper: It only goes to confirm our initial position that the panel was compromised right from inception and targeted against Dr Fayemi.

According to the former Ekiti State Governor, “In his desperation, Governor Fayose chose the crude and ignoble path towards hitting a perceived political foe.
“In the process, they ignored the rule of law and behaved as if the court does not matter, thus making their actions subjudice to the court.

“Fayose was however misguided into believing that he could pass a death sentence on Dr Fayemi’s public service with the white paper. This is not only laughable, but ridiculous, as neither Governor Fayose nor his paid agents has the power to bar anyone from political participation.

“The entire process and the character personae involved are discredited and since it is impossible to build something on nothing, legally speaking, their recommendation is not only null and void, it is ultra vires.

“We urge the teeming supporters of Dr Fayemi, the good people of Ekiti State and the general public not to be disturbed by the development. It is simply another act of illegality, from an administration that has elevated political debauchery to state craft.

“It shall not stand. It is nothing but a joke taken too far, perhaps joke of the century.

An Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry had indicted Fayemi and one of his commissioners over alleged mismanagement of the state’s finances between October 2010 and 2014.

The panel was headed by Justice Silas Oyewole (rtd).
The report declared them “as unfit to hold any public office in the state.‎”

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Ekiti State Government to look into the financial transactions of the state under the administration of Dr. Fayemi had said that the former governor must refund a sum of N2.75 billion allocated from the N25 billion bond obtained by the government for the execution of contract for the construction of Ultra-Modern market in Ado Ekiti, which was never executed.

The commission of inquiry also said that the contractor in respect of the furnishing of the government house built by the Fayemi’s administration should be made to refund a sum of N324.8 million, noting that the contract should not have been more than N280 million..

The panel said it found out that KITWOOD Nigeria Limited to which the furnishing contract of over N600 million was awarded had no traceable address and that “the address on the Letter of Award is a virgin land at opposite the new Central Bank along new Iyin Road, Ado Ekiti.

These and several other revelations were made known when the commission of inquiry submitted its report to the State Governor, Fayose.

On the purchase of vehicles, the panel said “claim by Coscharis Motors that it supplied 235 and/or 250 vehicles was fraudulent and that fraught with so many contradictions.

“That Coscharis Motors supplied some vehicles outside Ekiti State especially, at Ibadan Liaison office when Ekiti State Government does not have a Liaison office in Ibadan. In respect of this, seven vehicles were supplied outside the State and signed for by unknown persons.

That Coscharis Motors only supplied 219 vehicles to the Ekiti State government and that 17 Joylong Buses were supplied to the Ekiti State Government as gift but later carted away.”

On the controversial N852.9 State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) fund, the commission said it was clear that the Government of Dr Fayemi hoodwinked the federal government into paying its own matching grant by obtaining N852, 936,783.12 loan from Access Bank on November 25, 2013 without perfecting documentation in respect of the loan, thereby flouting the provisions of Section 11(2) of the UBEC Act, 2004.

Ekiti High Court Declares Fayose’s Probe Commission On Fayemi Constitutional

The High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday affirmed that the judicial panel set up by the Ekiti State government has the constitutional power to probe the administration of a former governor of the state and now Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

It stated that the legality of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the state government to look into financial transactions of the state between 2010 and 2014 was not in doubt, adding that Governor Ayodele Fayose has powers to run the affairs of his state.

It added that the governor has the exclusive right to set up a commission of inquiry without the prompting of the House of Assembly and that he properly so acted.

Accordingly, all other reliefs sought to set aside and perpetually restrain the commission were dismissed.

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, who delivered the judgment in the suit filed by Fayemi against the commission of inquiry set up to investigate allegations of fraud against his administration, said Governor Fayose acted pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Commission Inquiry Law Cap C10 Laws of Ekiti State.

Buhari’s Government Is Full Of Armed Robbers – Fayose

Governor of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have taken a swipe at the government of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the scandals that have rocked the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Ekit State Governor Ayodele Fayose spoke on behalf of his colleagues during the opening session of the 76th PDP National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting in Abuja.

He said, “If we don’t expose them (APC government), nobody will do so.

“The APC is now in many scandals, we have to keep our voices up to expose them. Armed robbers calling people thieves, who are the armed robbers now?

“We must tell the whole world that the PDP is the best place to be; the last convention was applauded. I want to believe that this one will be the same.

“In this convention, there will be winner and loser, but in all, the party must win.

“The fact that you did not win should not make you to destroy the party,” Fayose said.

Present at the meeting were Governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and the deputy governor of Bayelsa state, John Jonah.

Just In: Ex-Ekiti Gov. Adebayo Gets Brand New Jeep From Fayose [PHOTOS]

The Ekiti State government has presented a brand new Land Cruiser 2016 Model Jeep to the first executive governor of the state, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.

The gift which was described by the Ekiti State Liaison Officer (Lagos), Mr. Toyin Akilo as a wonderful initiative by the Ayo Fayose administration is in line with the government’s severance policy regarding its past political office holders.

Taking delivery of the vehicle on behalf of Otunba Adebayo at their Ikoyi residence on Monday, wife of the former governor, Erelu Angela Adebayo in her remarks after signing the delivery documents said her countenance says it all about the kind gesture.

“You know I am the quiet type, I have always been quiet but you can tell from my smile when I am happy, so you can see I am smiling”, Erelu Adebayo said.
Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo served as the first democratically elected governor of Ekiti State from 29th May 1999 till 29th May 2003.