You are A “Hypocritical Political Merchant”, Gov Fayose Blasts Femi Falana
Ekiti State Governor has lambasted human rights lawyer, Femi Falana for what he described as his hypocritical statement on the spate of kidnapping in Ekiti State.
Falana had yesterday blasted Gov Ayo Fayose and fingered his actions including alleged shielding of criminals as the reason for the upsurge in crime and kidnapping in Ekiti.
But in his response, the governor said “such a comment is ridiculous and nonsensical.”
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti on Monday through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor alleged that Falana has formed the habit of “standing truth in the head.”
Fayose said that Falana was just a “hypocritical political merchant”, who always keeps silent whenever APC controlled States are involved.
Hear Fayose: “Is this not hypocrisy? And Falana did not find it important to ask those All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled states what they have done with their workers’ salaries if truly he is a human rights activist as he claims to be.
“Hypocrisy has made Falana not to say a word on the collapse of the judiciary and the legislative arms of government in some APC controlled States. Or is the judiciary in Rivers State working? And has Falana said a single word on the collapse of the judiciary in Rivers State?”
The governor asked Falana to mind his business.
“Falana should be ignored because he is fond of beating about the bush and his utterances are always dictated by the percentage of ? stomach infrastructure from his paymasters.
“I have never and will never provide official cover for armed gang?s. It is only a governor or leader that is not popular or loved by his people that would adopt such unconventional means to rule,” he said.
The governor said his love by Ekiti people was further demonstrated? in the last general elections by the pattern the people voted for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor added that instead of Falana advising his paymasters in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and calling them to order, he was rather leading them astray.
“The reason Nigerians should stop paying attention to any comment by Falana on Ekiti is that during the administration of Kayode Fayemi, 11 killings were sponsored by that government. Murder cases involving the State Chairman of APC, Chief Jide Awe; some aides of the former governor and four APC lawmakers, are pending in various courts and Falana kept quiet and pretended as if nothing happened.
“It is this same ?man, who as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, ought to protect and encourage the protection of the judiciary, is the one underneath encouraging the APC lawmakers to disrespect court orders all in the name of politics.
“It is this same party of his, which owes workers seven months salary in Osun and four months in Oyo and Ogun that is crying every day in the press over a little delay in the payment of April salary in Ekiti.
“Nigerians need to be told that Falana is yet to recover from the humiliating defeat in the hands of Fayose in 2003 as the National Conscience Party (NCP) governorship candidate. Since then, he has not stopped plotting evil. But by the grace God, whoever plans evil in Ekiti State will perish, just as Pharaoh’s army perished in the ?Red Sea in the pursuit of the Israelites,” he concluded.