Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has alerted the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, of fresh plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and two former governors of the state to compromise a section of the judiciary to oust him from office.
He specifically named the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and former Governor Segun Oni as those championing the plot to remove him from office.
He said, “The essence of all of these is to silence him as the voice of opposition in the country because he has bluntly rejected all overtures to him to defect into the ruling APC or stop talking.”
The governor, who warned against any plot to destabilise Ekiti State, wondered how long the Ekiti APC and its collaborators will pursue their clandestine agenda of reversing an election they lost over 30 months ago and validated by the tribunal, Appeal Court and the Supreme Court.”
In a letter he addressed to Justice Onnoghen, Fayose alleged that certain APC chieftains were again making subterranean moves to manipulate and compromise a section of the Judiciary, particularly some judges, to get through the back door what they failed severally to achieve through the ballot box as well as in open court, even in matters already decided by the Supreme Court.”
He said, “At a recent meeting held in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, at which several stalwarts and chief-tains of the All Progressives Congress were in attendance, two former governors of the state and members of the APC, namely Engr Segun Oni and Dr Kayode Fayemi, now a federal minister, boasted that there is no going back on the latest plans to subvert the will of the people of Ekiti freely given; wrest the governance of Ekiti from me at all costs before the expiration of my tenure in October 2018 through orchestrated but dubious legal process and thereby render nugatory the sacred mandate of the people given unto me openly and unequivocally when I won in all the 16 local governments of the state while the then incumbent Governor, Kayode Fayemi recorded zero.”
Fingering the hands of the Presidency in the latest plot, with Oni and Fayemi as their local arrow heads, Fayose alleged that a concocted fresh suit is being rehearsed and to be filed against him on the same old allegation that have been trashed all the way from the tribunal to the Supreme Court.