The minister of solid mineral resources Kayode Fayemi, has described the current governor of his home state of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, as having an “infantile mind”. Fayemi was responding to allegations by the governor that President Muhammadu Buhari is interfering with the inquiry of alleged use of soldiers in the Ekiti governorship election of June 21, 2014.
In that election, Fayose defeated Fayemi who was then the incumbent governor. An audio later surfaced showing that soldiers had been co-opted by the PDP to favour that party.
Recently, the chief of army staff ordered an investigation into the role of the military in some of the contentious elections which took place across the country. Fayose kicked against the investigation and has accused Buhari of interfering.
In an interview last Saturday on Adaba 88.9 FM, Akure, former governor Fayemi dismissed Fayose’s allegations, saying they have no basis.
“The Fayose’s allegation is rubbish and so typical of him to reduce everything to his own imagination. To the best of my knowledge, President Buhari is no longer a military ruler,” Fayemi said.
The Minister alleged that Gov. Fayose is not ready for governance which is why he has turned it into comedy and looting. He claimed that Ekiti citizens are beginning to see through the governor’s charade especially with his alleged “involvement in harassing market women and increasing taxes.”
“He (Fayose) is only trying to draw attention to himself. He wants a response and nobody has responded to him either at party level or governmental level,” Fayemi said of the allegations by the governor. “This is an eruption of an infantile mind, we don’t want to dignify him with any response on what he has been saying about President Buhari.”