Reacting to a newspaper interview granted by Fayemi, in which he described the 2014 election, which he lost woefully, as an “unfinished business”, the State Chairman of the PDP, Barrister Gboyega Oguntuase, in a statement issued on Wednesday, advised the former governor to perish the thought that he could achieve through the back door what the people of Ekiti denied him in a free, fair and credible election.
The party alleged that; “Credible information at our disposal this time around is that they are boasting that some judges of the apex court have now agreed to do their bidding and that they are only left with the Chief Justice of Nigeria to blackmail into their corner. It is a shame that these are the same people that the Supreme Court justices being tried by the EFCC had alleged approached them with offers to pervert the course of justice in the Ekiti 2014 election.”
“Fayemi and his co-travellers are ceaselessly and shamelessly plotting to subvert the sovereign will of the people of Ekiti freely expressed in an election adjudged free and fair by both local and international observers, including the United States government. He was roundly defeated in all the 16 local governments, including his own.
“He did the right thing initially by conceding defeat but the taunts of his party people and the realization that the 2014 election accurately depicts him as a paperweight politician with no electoral value have returned to haunt him.
“And knowing full well that he has never won any election in Ekiti, and will fail if he contests the 2018 governorship election, he has devised scheme after scheme and plotted one device after another to use Federal might to compromise the Judiciary and the security forces to subvert democracy in Ekiti.
“He has failed before and he will fail again. Fayemi and his cohorts have tried repeatedly to enlist the Supreme Court justices, especially the newly appointed ones against the people and government of Ekiti. They went to court after the 2014 election and lost all the way from the tribunal, through the Appeal Court to the Supreme Court. Fayemi is now boasting that he will cause the Supreme Court to reverse itself on its judgment on the Ekiti election, but he will fail,” Oguntuase said.
Describing Fayemi as arrogant, the PDP chairman said he would not descend to the gutter with him; “suffice it to say that this is a man who ought to be cooling his heels in jail if not that the APC-led Federal Government is shielding him from prosecution.
“He wrecked Ekiti with his Bond of bondage and other questionable loans. He had nothing to show for the huge federal allocations he received but left only white elephants and huge indebtedness that weigh heavily on my government.
“It is because of his profligacy that Ekiti’s finances are in dire straits. Every month, over a billion Naira is deducted from source from Ekiti federal allocation to offset the debts incurred by Fayemi.
“Fayemi said he weeps for Ekiti; he should weep for himself since Ekiti does not need his crocodile tears. Fayemi claims Ekiti people love him; very well, then, we challenge him to popularity contest on the streets of Ekiti; even in his home town of Isan-Ekiti.”
The PDP said “if truly Ekiti people love Fayemi as he claimed, another election is around the corner and he should come to the contest “and stop running around looking for Supreme Court justices to compromise.
“It is obvious he cannot even win the APC ticket but he must continue to sell the dummy to the Presidency about his touted relevance in Ekiti so he does not lose his seat in any cabinet reshuffle.”