- Ekiti state deputy governor is opening up on the alleged rift between him and Governo Fayemi
- Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi explained that there is no rift between them as they both enjoy the best of relationships
- The deputy governor said there is no truth as carriers of fake news want to destroy the good relationship
The deputy governor of Ekiti state, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has debunked report of a rift between him and his boss, Governor Kayode Fayemi.
According to him, peddlers of fake news and mischief-makers are trying to cause disaffection between him and his boss.
Reports had been making the rounds that the Ekiti state governor threatened his deputy with impeachment in order to convince APC executives Ward 8 to sign a resolution to suspend Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the president's special adviser on political matters from the party.
Egbeyemi in a statement on Sunday, June 21, by Odunayo Ogunmola, his special assistant on media, pledged his complete loyalty and faulted individuals he described as fifth columnists.
While noting that he and Fayemi enjoyed the best of relationship, Egbeyemi said every attempt to destroy it will always fail.
The deputy governor also insisted that nobody can come between them in the performance of their duties.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari's special adviser on political affairs and the Ekiti state government have engaged in a war of words over Governor Fayemi's alleged poor performance.
The senator disclosed this in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, June 10, during a phone chat with newsmen. The chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also noted that all indicators of good governance in the last two years were in the negative mode.
Ojudu who represented Ekiti Central in the seventh Senate described the performance of the Fayemi-led administration as shoddy and fell short of expectation. He also lamented that there was a lack of governance in Ekiti state.
In other news, the Ekiti state government has dragged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to court over the constitutionality of virtual court proceedings.
The state government is asking the Supreme Court to issue an order striking down the directive on virtual or remote court sittings.
The suit filed through the office of the Ekiti state's attorney general and commissioner for justice, Wale Fapohunda, also wants the apex court, among other things, to nullify the directive to the extent that same purports to be binding on state high courts and other subordinate courts in Ekiti state.
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