Fayose: Release of Chibok Girls Diversionary, Ekiti APC wants DSS to Probe AG
Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has described Thursday's release of 21 Chibok Girls from Boko Haram camp as a "tactic employed by the Federal Government to divert the attention of Nigerians away from the hunger and outrage generated by crackdown on judges."
The governor said "Nigerians have had enough of anti-corruption war"
saying it is high time President Muhammadu Buhari address the massive
hunger that is killing many people in the country.
Fayose spoke on Thursday at the commissioning of a three-block
classrooms built at the Erelu Adebayo Children's Home in Iyin Ekiti,
Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area as part of activities marking
his second year in office.
Fayose accused the Buhari Administration of resorting to propaganda
to deceive Nigerians whom he said urgently need food on their tables.
"Food security is number one, they should stop fooling us; our economy
must be urgently addressed because Nigerians voted for the government
in power so that they can enjoy better lives.
"It is not good for a government to be catching thieves and kidnappers
everyday while its citizens are hungry. Everybody is now a thief in
Nigeria, we need prayer in Nigeria and we need divine intervention.
"Our people are suffering under the APC government, I am not afraid of
what man can do to me. They have taken our rights away from us but I
am not afraid because if you want to catch me you must slaughter God.
"We have had enough of diversionary tactics, they are using the report
of Chibok girls' release to cover up the undue arrest of our judges.
Trampling on our rights is trampling on the Constitution.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) , has called on the
Department of State Services (DSS) to beam its searchlight on the
activities of the state judiciary as well as the Attorney General and
Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi.
In a statement by the party's Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun,
the party said the war against corruption in Nigeria's
judiciary would not be complete without beaming searchlight on the
activities of some judges in the state courts working in cahoots with
the Executive arm of government to dispense injustice to members of
“A witness under oath said Owoseni induced him to implicate innocent
persons in murder case which could lead to capital punishment if found
"The principal witness in the murder, Gbolahan Okeowo, alleged that Owoseni and Fayose's media aide, tore his witness statement on
oath that explained the true account of the murder of his Drivers'
Union boss, Aderiye Omolafe, and the two jointly wrote another
statement that implicated innocent opposition members and gave it to
him for submission to the police.
"The witness said his conscience pricked him and therefore went back
to court to swear to a new affidavit telling the truth to free his
conscience and for this, government's agents started issuing death
threats to him through telephone and he had since fled the state
almost two years ago."
Olatunbosun added that it was the same Owoseni prior to his
appointment in September 2014 that called Fayose on phone asking him
to storm the court with thugs to disrupt the court hearing his perjury
case during which a judge was assaulted to prevent ruling in that case
against Fayose in Justice Segun Ogunyemi's court.
"During this invasion, thugs beat up lawyers and litigants while the
presiding judge narrowly escaped, but the assault
continued the following day when Justice Adeyeye was beaten up and
court records in the Chief Judge's office were torn.
"Petitions were written to the NJC but nothing was done about this,
which further emboldened Owoseni and his cohorts to perpetrate more
judicial atrocities at a higher level," he explained.
He urged DSS to help Ekiti people to once against have faith in the
judiciary, saying the present situation did not give hope for honest
dispensation of justice.