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Fayose reveals why he was at the Kanu’s court trial

                                               

Ekiti State Governor,  Ayo Fayose has cleared the air on why he attended the trial of the leader IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday. He said his action is because of his belief in ensuring justice for all, irrespective of where one hails from or who is involved.

He stated this while featuring on an interview programme on African Independent Television (AIT)  ‎People, Politics and Power in Abuja on wednesday.

According to governor Fayose’s Chief ‎Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor will never support a situation whereby court orders, rulings and judgments are disregarded by the government.

“The Federal Government are the ones making Kanu a hero. Anywhere in the world, agitation is normal. In the United Kingdom, there is agitation in Northern Ireland, even, United Kingdom itself is agitating in Europe. Let people agitate for whatever reason as long as it is constitutional. I am not in support of the break up of Nigeria. But ‎when court grants bail to people, release them and allow them to attend their trials from home.

“I have no personal relationship with Kanu but I have been consistent in drawing attention of Nigerians to the trend of not regarding court orders and rulings by the present Federal‎ Government. I am from the North, East, West and South of this country. I am a complete and detribalised Nigerian. I will attend the trial of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky too. Courts in the land and even ECOWAS Court directed that Dasuki be released but the government has refused to heed the call,”he said.

Asked whether he was not playing with danger by associating with ‎somebody charged with treason, Fayose said no court in the land had convicted Kanu or anybody of treason, adding that allegation would remain an allegation until a court establishes the fact.

Fayose accused the FG of intimidating th‎e judiciary by coercing them to do government’s bidding.

“A situation whereby security agents and interested politicians would go and show statements of account of judges to them to intimidate them and force them to give rulings, orders and judgments in a particular manner is condemnable,” he added.

Photos:Zenith Bank staff kneels before Gov. Ayo Fayose

This is a branch manager of one Zenith Bank’s  branches in Ekiti state. He knelt before the governor when a team from the bank went to pay a visit to Fayose following media reports the bank denied its involvement in the funding of his 2014 Gubernatorial election.

(Politics) Fayose with large heart, apologises to teachers for underpayment

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Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday apologised to primary school teachers in the state over the mix-up in the payment of their last month’s salary.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, the governor said; “Even though the mix-up was from the State Accountant General’s office but as the state governor, he takes responsibility.

“I want to apologise for the inconsistency and problems encountered in crediting the accounts of some primary school teachers, it was after my broadcast few days back that I got a lot of text messages from some teachers that were affected.

“I sincerely want to apologise, I have gotten to the root of the matter, I have found out that there were mix-ups here and there, the accounts were credited and later withdrawn for carelessness in the accountant general’s office, for whatever it is I take responsibility, I apologise and want to assure you all the lapses will be corrected.

“My teachers at the primary school level, this money will be credited to your accounts between now and Wednesday unfailingly. My apologies.”

(Trending News) Fayose turns KAI officer at Ekiti, discipline staff for lateness

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Kick against indiscipline has stated in Ekiti State with a very astonishing visit from the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the state Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka, to take appropriate disciplinary action against 31 civil servants who resumed late to work on Monday.

The governor gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state secretariat on Monday.

Fayose, who arrived at the place around 7.45am caught many of the workers who arrived after the official resumption time of 8a.m unawares.

Many of the workers rushed to work on learning about the unscheduled visit of the governor to the place while the 31 were unlucky to beat the governor.

As soon as the governor arrived at the place, he ordered that the gate should be locked at 8am.

The governor, who expressed displeasure at the attitude of some workers in the state, said such an act of indiscipline must be stopped.

He ordered his aides and the Head of Service to take down the names of the affected workers and that stern disciplinary action must be taken against them.

Several of the female workers knelt down while the men prostrated for the governor begging him to save their job.

But Fayose said, “If a labourer is worth his wages, the employer also is worth his services. I have warned workers in the state repeatedly about coming late to work or taking their jobs with laxity. Despite the paucity of funds, we have been regularly paying workers’ salaries.

“If workers are paid regularly, the workers too must justify our efforts and work for the money they earn. There are many people out there searching for jobs. I want to take the workers by surprise and I will visit a lot of places. This will be a continuous exercise. Those that are not disciplined and not ready to key in to our policy of taking the state to a greater height will be shown the way out,” he said.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, told press men that the governor had earlier appealed to the workers to show commitment to the service.

“For long he (the governor) has been warning them against idleness and lateness. He had sent the HOS to them to change their way. The governor was on a fact-finding mission to know if the workers had heeded his advice,” he said.

Adelusi added that the governor planned to pay unscheduled visits to the local governments any moment from now.

He said, “It would be a continuous exercise. The governor wants the Ekiti State Civil Service to be a model for others.”

(Politics) I’ve forgiven you, Fayose tells outgoing lawmakers semaotakeit

591a7-ayo-fayoseThe Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday bade farewell to the outgoing members of the House of Assembly, insisting that he had forgiven them for attempting to remove him from office.

Fayose said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, even as the assembly’s tenure will expire on Friday (today).

Ekiti State had been under siege for the past three days, as thugs said to be loyal to Fayose blocked all roads leading to the Assembly complex to prevent the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers from sitting with the aim of impeaching him.

Fayose lamented how things ended between him and the lawmakers but promised that they would not be victimised after leaving office.

He said, “The last few months have been traumatic, especially this week. I was not given room for concentration, but I had left the battle for God to fight. I told those planning to impeach me that they will succeed if they can impeach God.

“I did not bring myself back to power; my coming back after eight years was divine. I defeated the APC totally in all the elections, still they did not want to concede victory easily until when the Ekiti people rose to defend that June 21 mandate.

“I will now squarely face the business of governance.”

He explained that he would not waste time on revenge, noting that he was not ready to muscle anyone since God had given him victory in all of the battles that confronted him.

The governor, who praised the people of the state for preventing the lawmakers from gaining access to the complex, urged them to meet him at Ijigbo junction on Friday for a ‘victory walk’ to the complex where he will inaugurate the next assembly which will comprise 26 members of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“The governor called on the people to gather at Ijigbo junction tomorrow (Friday), from where he would lead them on victory walk to the state House of Assembly for the inauguration of the new House of Assembly members,” the statement added.

(Polls) Heavens Will Not Fall If Jonathan Sacks Jega – Fayose @Richard

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose yesterday said that President Goodluck Jonathan has the prerogative power to ask the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega to proceed on terminal leave, saying members of All Progressive Congress, APC, who are opposed to this have their own agenda.

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Fayose who described the rantings of APC and their sympathizers as mere comedy, advised them to stop acting as if Nigeria belongs to the party.

According to a statement issued in Ado Ekiti yesterday and signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said that “removal of Jega and any other appointee of the Federal Government was a prerogative of the president, which no one can question, provided laid down rules are followed.”

“President Goodluck Jonathan can sack Jega if he wishes and if he does, heavens will not fall…It is on record that Prof Maurice Iwu was asked to proceed on terminal leave two months to the end of his tenure Is Jega not a beneficiary of Iwu’s removal? So if Iwu was asked to go on terminal

leave before the expiration of his tenure for Jega to assume office, what difference does it make if Jega too is asked to proceed on terminal leave before the expiration of his tenure?” he said.

Fayose who condemned members of APC for turning themselves into defender of the INEC boss, urged Nigerians to watch their antics.

– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/03/jonathan-can-ask-jega-to-proceed-on-terminal-leave-fayose/#sthash.McHLyaAa.dpuf

Obasanjo Is Nigeria’s Number One Enemy-Fayose @Richard

objEkiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described former president, Olusegun Obasanjo as the number one enemy of Nigeria, saying “he is a confusionist who has lost his status as a statesman and Nigerians should simply ignore him.”

The governor, who expressed confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan would be re-elected to complete his eight years term, added that, “Obasanjo is only fighting President Jonathan because he prevented him (Obasanjo) from ruling Nigeria from his Ota Farm.”

In a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “The moment Obasanjo is not the one controlling a house, he will want the house pulled down but this time around, he has failed.”

The governor added; “Obasanjo has always benefitted from the misfortune of others and he is living with the impression that he is the wisest person in the whole world.

“When Murtala Mohammed was murdered in 1976, Obasanjo was the beneficiary.

“In 1993, he said the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief MKO Abiola, was not the messiah Nigeria needed. Instead of Obasanjo to join the clamour for the actualisation of Abiola’s mandate, Obasanjo was canvassing for an interim national government, which he schemed to head.

“President Jonathan has made it impossible for Obasanjo to run his presidency for him and for this reason, he is supporting Buhari, hoping that he will be the one to nominate ministers for Buhari if he becomes president.”

In a related development, the PDP has been advised “to discountenance the ranting of former president, Obasanjo, and focus on selling to Nigerians, the monumental achievements of the Jonathan-led administration.”

This admonition was given on Sunday by former minister of the Ministry of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, at his Waterfront country home in Effurun, Warri, Delta State.

Chief Bozimo, who served under the Obasanjo civilian regime, urged the PDP to go all out against the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the social media where the party is believed to be making so much inroads into the hearts of Nigerians.

“The PDP should go into the social media; that is where the opposition seems to be making all these noise from. PDP should go to the social media and meet them word for word. I believe that the superior argument will prevail,” the former minister stated.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State chapter of the PDP has described as unfair, attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan by former president, Obasanjo, declaring that Nigeria had fared far better under the administration of Jonathan.

The party said this in a statement made available at the weekend by its publicity secretary, Mr Taofeek Gani, while reacting in defence of the Jonathan administration, which has been subject of attack by some Nigerians, including Obasanjo.

This is as the party enjoined Obasanjo to be wary of his newly found friends in the opposition APC, who it said, were only hobnobbing with him for mere selfish reasons.

Obasanjo was reported to have granted an interview wherein he made statements suggestive that he was not satisfied with the present administration and wishing that a new government be sworn in come May 29.

The PDP decried persistent antagonism of President Jonathan by former president, Obasanjo, saying this was more so as President Jonathan had remained calm, unprovoked and focused.

PDP group berates Obasanjo over comment on Jonathan

Also, the Peoples Democratic Resurgent Group, has described as shocking, the utterances of former president, Obasanjo against President Jonathan, in which he likened him to a former Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo.

According to a statement by the group, jointly signed by Olufemi Lawson and Alhaji Hassan Abdulahi, coordinator and secretary, respectively, “We were particularly astonished that Chief Obasanjo could go thus far in displaying his hatred for Jonathan, while trying to sell to Nigerians, the candidate of his new party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari.

“It is equally surprising considering the import, motive and timing of such statement coming just few days after same Obasanjo publicly vowed not to make any comment on the state of the nation until the elections are concluded. Such, we say, is the inconsistency that has characterised the behaviour of Obasanjo and this is not unconnected to the fact that Obasanjo’s new party had perfected the rigging plan for the earlier date of February 14, now foiled by the shift. He has now moved to “coup baiting” to achieve regime change outside the democratic way of the ballot.”

The statement further held that the present state of the nation could be directly attributed, in no small measure, to the practices and official excesses of past military and civilian regimes which included: Generals Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha and Abdulsalam Abubakar, among others.

The group noted that, it considered Obasanjo’s outburst as a public attack on the person of the President, stressing that no civilised nation has had the kind of Obasanjo’s attack being disguised as criticism of the incumbent by a predecessor.

“The spirit behind the latest outburst of Obasanjo is evil, self-serving and hypocritical. It is in looking beyond the veil that we saw that Obasanjo, like he always do, is trying to play God.”

It, however, called on President Jonathan to make up his mind by probing past atrocities, especially those committed under the Obasanjo-led government and to also work on bringing all corrupt leaders, past and present to book.

The PDP Resurgent Group, while reflecting on Obasanjo’s years in power, said: “We as students of history, recall the years of Obasanjo as a military ruler and civilian president.

“This was a man, who ruled the country even under a civilian administration with such tight fist. We cannot forget quickly a letter dated December 6, 2004 and titled: “Aso Rock is not a poultry farm” by a former PDP chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, to Obasanjo when Obasanjo was the president .

“Chief Audu Ogbeh stated thus: ‘In life, perception is reality, and today, we are perceived in the worst light by an angry, scornful Nigerian public for reasons which are absolutely unnecessary. Mr President, if I write in this vein, it is because I am deeply troubled and I can tell you that an overwhelming percentage of our party members feel the same way though, many may never be able to say this to you for variety of reasons.

“‘I dare to think that we can, either by omission or commission, allow ourselves to crash and bring to early grief this beautiful edifice called democracy. On behalf of PDP, I call on you to act now and bring any and all criminal, even treasonable, activity to a halt. You and you alone have the means, do not hesitate. We do not have too much time to waste.’”

“Of course, we knew what happened to Chief Ogbeh thereafter. What about other former PDP national chairmen, from Chief Solomon Lar to Barnabas Gemade and Ogbeh? They were all victims of Chief Obasanjo’s lust for control of the party machinery for his self-serving political motive. So, how is President Jonathan guilty of the PDP crisis or the challenges currently confronting our nation, many of which were institutionalised by Obasanjo and some of his cohorts

“Obasanjo does not possess the franchise to speak for Nigerians, we are sure not even for his Owu race in Ogun State. How does it become a crime for President Jonathan to exercise his constitutionally guaranteed right of seeking a second term in office? If it is the will of God and the wish of Nigerians to have President Jonathan re-elected, how could Obasanjo or his new party, APC be an impediment to the people’s will and aspiration?

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