- An aide to the Ekiti state governor has resigned
- Segun Akinwumi resigned as the director general/special adviser on procurement matters to Governor Ayodele Fayose on Friday, December 29
- Akinwumi accused the governor of playing God with the affairs of the state
An aide to the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has accused his principal of playing God with his choice of a successor as governor of the state.
Segun Akinwumi made this known to ThisDay after submitting his resignation letter to the state government.
Akinwumi, a director general/special adviser on procurement matters to the governor said Fayose's plan to install a predecessor of his choice in the person of his current deputy governor Kolapo Olusola is unacceptable.
He however, said he remains a bonafide member of the Peoples Democratic Party despite his resignation from as the governor's special adviser.
Akinwumi said: "I am a product of establishment for the past 39 years and under the tutelage of Baba Awolowo. people were brought in under establishment, it was Baba Ayo Fasanmi that brought us into politics."
“Bringing somebody (Olusola) from nowhere, bringing somebody from the sidelines will not work. It is someone within the system that we want in the PDP.
“Fayose should stop playing God in our party, let the national leadership and people that matter tell him not to play God again in our party because you cannot mock God.
“Fayose had told us that he would serve out his tenure together with his deputy. No God has spoken to anybody about it, no one can play God no matter how highly placed and anyone that plays God will become an ex-person.
“This was a man (Fayose) that said in public glare on April 24, 2014 that Owoseni Ajayi should not contest to be deputy governor but a governorship material.
“Fayose also promised before the whole world that when his tenure finishes in 2018, he and his deputy, (Olusola) Eleka would leave the Government House together.
“Eleka should be advised to dust his papers and go back to classroom because imposition won’t work in our party. Politics has not got to a level in which somebody will be begged to contest the governorship in which the whole state is your constituency," Akinwumi said.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the former spokesperson for the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, had accused Fayose of preventing party members from benefiting from the kindness of aspirants and party leaders willing to make them enjoy the yuletide.
Adeyeye, a governorship aspirant in Ekiti state warned that the dictatorial tendencies of the governor could move party members to join the opposition.
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