The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has slammed his successor, Kayode Fayemi, after he (Fayose) was booed in church in the state yesterday.
Fayose was booed in the church where the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe was being held.
Fayose’s Media Aide, Lere Olayinka in a statement following the incident, berated Governor Fayemi and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for invading the Cathedral Church, Ado Ekiti with miscreants ostensibly to attack the former Governor and his entourage.
Fayose said it was funny that Fayemi’s response to the overwhelming reception he (Fayose) received on Friday in Ikere and Ado Ekiti when he returned to the State exactly two months after he left was to arrange miscreants to invade the house of God.
According to Fayose, the miscreants attempted to carry out their assignment of booing Fayose and calling him unprintable names but their voice was overwhelmed as hundreds of people hailed the former governor as he entered the church.
Olayinka, however, thanked Ekiti people for their continuous demonstration of love towards Fayose.
He said, “Rather than sending less than 15 miscreants to the house of God to boo Fayose, Fayemi should either face the reality of his rejection by the people or engage in actions that will make the people to love him.
“Even if the governor and his party of thugs do not regard the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, shouldn’t they have at least accorded the dignitaries who came from far and near to honour the revered monarch respect by keeping their miscreants away from the church?
“And rather than achieving their sinister aim, Fayose entered the church amidst loud ovation and this should get Fayemi and his men to begin to ask themselves what they have done wrong instead of adding more salts to the injury of their rejection by the people.
“Ekiti people will continue to love Fayose because he served them well and most importantly, he never distanced himself from them, counseling Fayemi to submit himself to the authority of the people by acting as their servant instead of his present display of power arrogance.”