Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the opinion of the Lagos-based legal practitioner, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) that some people are planning to relocate from the state after the inauguration of the governor-elect
In the statement made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi,in Ado Ekiti Tuesday,the governor-elect described the claim by the lawyer as baseless and out of place
Fayose was apparently reacting to a statement in a publication in one of the national dailies in which Falana was quoted as saying some people in the state are planning to relocate from the state after the inaguration of Fayose in October 16 ,saying Ekiti State is gradually gaining the status of terror- state.
Adelusi, who expressed doubt over the claim of Falana,noting that only those who have skeletons in their cupboards may decide to move out of the state to other state.
He noted that the overwhelming people of Ekiti State that voted Fayose as their governor on June 21, this year are eagerly awaiting for his inauguration as their governor.
“Ekiti people who elected Fayose and preferred him over and above Falana’s lackey, are waiting for his coming and for the four years he will lead the state.
” We know for sure that as our Lord lives, that expectation will not be cut short.
“Ekiti is as peaceful as any other state, it is people like Falana who are beating the drum of war and propaganda that are having nightmares and sleepless nights over the return of Fayose as the governor of the state.
“Those causing trouble in the state in the last two weeks are leaders of the All Progressives Congress and their thugs. If people like Jaruu and Apase, who have murder cases hanging on their necks, are leaving the state, security agencies know how to handle their cases.
“If trouble makers and people that the Bible calls ‘the troublers of Israel’ are relocating, then, it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
“If those who have looted the state’s treasury and are afraid of probe have decided to relocate, they should know that the long arm of the law will catch up with them.
“It is common sense that it is only the guilty that are afraid. Anybody who does not have any skeleton in his cupboard will not be running helter skelter when nobody is pursuing him.
“Falana and his cohorts should know that they are not in any way better than thousands of Ekiti teachers, artisans, bike riders, businessmen, council workers, professionals and others who cast their votes for Fayose to lead them for the next four years,” he added.
Adelusi urged the people of Ekiti and Nigerians at large to take Falana’s claims and others that could still be fabricated with a pinch of salt.
“The good people of Ekiti and Nigerians do not need to exert pressure on just a cell in their brains to think about such claims.
They have better things to think about. We only hope APC and its sympathisers will come back from their dream land and face the reality on ground,” he added