The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has described a former governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as a bad loser seeking power through the backdoor.
The party stated this in a reaction to a newspaper interview granted by Fayemi, in which he described the 2014 election, which he lost, as an “unfinished business.”
The state Chairman of the PDP, Gboyega Oguntuase, in a statement issued on Wednesday, advised Fayemi 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 statement partly read, “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 realisation that the 2014 election accurately depicts him as a paper-weight 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 the efederal might to compromise the Judiciary and the security forces to subvert democracy in Ekiti.”
The party alleged that Fayemi and his group had 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 added.
The PDP advised Fayemi to contest the 2018 governorship election if truly Ekiti people loved him as he claimed.
“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,” he said.