Anxiety was said to be gripping the camp of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, as more aides of the governor were allegedly planning to exit his government on claims that the governor was operating ‘an authoritarian government.’
It was claimed that while some have exited already, about ten members of the Ekiti State House of assembly are also planning to decamp from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
As a result of all these, it was reported that movement into the state’s house of assembly has been restricted, and the lawmakers only come together whenever they are called upon by the Speaker, Hon Kola Oluwawole, on the directives of Governor Fayose.
Sources listed some of the staff of the governor who had abandoned his government as, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ekiti State University, Prince Dayo Adeyeye; former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi; former Director General/Special Adviser Bureau of Public Procurement, Chief Segun Akinwumi; former Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Deji Adesua; former Board Member representing Ekiti at Odua Investment, Dr. Sikiru Lawal.
Recall that it was previously reported that an ally of the governor, Kayode Osho, a former Commissioner for Works had also left the government over a conflict which erupted between him and Fayose recently.
The information further revealed that last Wednesday, another staff of the governor, personal Assistant on Transportation, Hon. Odunayo Ehinafe, also resigned.
However, an aide of the governor said that those leaving the government are “a greedy set of people.”