6th November, 2021
The Governor of Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said a group called Agents of Good Governance, AGG, were playing “gutter and dustbin politics.
Fayemi gave the response, via Mr. Yinka Oyebode, his Chief Press Secretary, after the group alleged that he and his wife, Erelu Bisi, have anointed the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji to take over in 2022.
The letter from the group was signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Femi Awolumate and Abdullahi Lawal, respectively.
However, Oyebode, who spoke on behalf of Fayemi, denied the allegation.
He described the allegation as coming from people who engaged in what he called “gutter and dustbin politics and from paperweight politicians”.
He said the people spreading the rumor had no electoral value and were afraid of their own shadows.
“There is nothing of such. There is no money being kept somewhere to sponsor anybody. The allegation can only come from people engaging and dwelling in gutter and dustbin politics.
“The date for the Ekiti APC primary has been set. Why should anybody bring up the issue of an anointed candidate? What are they afraid of?
“There have been constant assurances from the party hierarchy in this state of a level-playing field for the primary. Why are they afraid of their shadows?
“The issue of somebody anointing a particular candidate is a figment of their imagination.
“We are here in Ekiti State, where nothing of such can happen. There is no money kept anywhere for the purpose of sponsoring any imaginary anointed candidate,” Oyebode said.