By Ariwodola Idowu
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described as a giant joke, the 10-year ban from political workplace slammed on him by an Ekiti State Government White Paper.
Fayemi, in a press release issued on his behalf by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, to newsmen on Monday in Ado Ekiti, described the White Paper as “a pre-meditated verdict that can’t stand’’.
He mentioned neither Gov. Ayo Fayose nor his authorities had the constitutional powers to ban him from holding political workplace, both in Ekiti or any a part of Nigeria.
“While we imagine it’s a part of the obligations of the state administration to look into the funds of the state at any cut-off date, we’re additionally of the idea that such have to be performed in a really accountable method devoid of prejudice, witch looking and a calculated try to victimise a citizen.
“In this explicit case, the whole course of is discredited proper from the start, as the one agenda of the panel was to garbage Fayemi’s public service file.
“One is subsequently not shocked on the suggestions of the White Paper, it solely goes to substantiate our preliminary place that the panel was compromised proper from inception and focused towards the previous governor.
“In his desperation, Fayose selected the crude and ignoble path in the direction of hitting a perceived political foe,’’ the assertion learn partly.
“In the method, they ignored the rule of regulation and behaved as if the courtroom doesn’t matter, thus making their actions subjudiced to the courtroom.
“Fayose was misguided into believing that he may move a demise sentence on Fayemi’s public service with the white paper, this isn’t solely laughable, however ridiculous, as neither him nor his paid brokers have the facility to bar anybody from political participation.
“The total course of and the character personae concerned are discredited and since it’s unattainable to construct one thing on nothing, legally talking, their advice will not be solely null and void, it’s a joke taken too far.
“We urge the teeming supporters of the minister, the great individuals of Ekiti State and most people to not be disturbed by the event, it’s merely one other act of illegality, from an administration that has elevated political debauchery to state craft.