Ekiti 2022: Fayemi’s wife linked with a candidate

…Gutter politicians at work-CPS

As Ekiti State 2022 governorship elections gradually gather momentum in the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), allegation walks on streets of the state alerting that Erelu Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi is already positioning a candidate to succeed her husband.

The Tabloid.net gathered that Governor Fayemi had, thus, anointed Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Biodun Oyebanji, as his candidate.

A group, “Agents of Good Governance”, in a letter of protest, signed by its chairman and secretary, Messrs Femi Awolumate and Abdullahi Lawal, insisted on the allegation

Another source said Mrs Fayemi had been propping up the wife of the SSG since about three months ago, teaching her how to act and behave as wife of the next governor.

“I can authoritatively tell you that the rumour is true that there is an anointed APC candidate for the 2022 governorship election. However, it is not true that Governor Kayode Fayemi is the brain behind the idea.

“The desire to impose the SSG on the APC as the next governor of Ekiti State is the brainchild of the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.

“This is no secret; it is information that is known to several top civil servants in the state and many close aides of Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.

“The wife of the governor has, for about three months now, been propping up the wife of the SSG, Professor Olayemi Jumoke Oyebanji, teaching her the mannerism and public attitude expected of the wife of a governor.

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“This wife of the SSG, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, has been following

Erelu Bisi Fayemi to all engagements undergoing tutorial on expected next levels.

“Instances abound, but a recent example was when a member of the state House of Assembly, Princess Teju Okuyiga, did an empowerment programme for women in her constituency. The governor’s wife brought the wife of the SSG from Ibadan to attend the event.

“A strong financial base has also been built towards the realisation of the mission of the wife of the governor to have an anointed candidate, in respect of the SSG’s wife, for the 2022 election.

“There are lots of information on the choice of the SSG as the anointed candidate of Erelu Bisi Fayemi for the governorship seat in 2022. More of these information would be made public in due course,” the source disclosed.

However, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Fayemi, Mr Yinka Oyebode, said the allegation lacked substance and could only come from people who engaged and dwelled in gutter politics.

He also said the rumour could only emanate from paperweight politicians who had no electoral value and who are afraid of their own shadows.

“There is nothing of such. There is no money being kept somewhere to sponsor anybody. The allegation can only come from people engaging and dwelling in gutter and dustbin politics.

“The date for the Ekiti APC primary has been set. Why should anybody bring up the issue of an anointed candidate? What are they afraid of?

“There have been constant assurances from the party hierarchy in this state of a level-playing field for the primary. Why are they afraid of their shadows? The issue of somebody anointing a particular candidate is a figment of their imagination,” he said.

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“In respect of the allegation of money being saved somewhere to sponsor somebody, it is a figment of their imagination. There is nothing of such happening.

“We are here in Ekiti State where nothing of such can happen. There is no money kept anywhere for the purpose of sponsoring any imaginary anointed candidate,” Oyebode.




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