Ekiti APC lawmakers want Xmas largesse from their Lagos sponsors – Fayose’s Aide
Claim by the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) lawmakers in Ekiti State that they sat in Ado Ekiti yesterday, has been described as a ploy by the embattled lawmakers to get fresh attention from their Lagos based sponsors so as to be able to get some money to celebrate Christmas and New year.
Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, who reacted to the purported sitting of the APC lawmakers in a statement issued on Saturday, said “the APC lawmakers only succeeded in advertising their drunkenness by sending press release and photographs taken in a beer parlour to the press, claiming that they sat and took decisions as Ekiti State House of Assembly. ”
Olayinka said; “Having been abandoned by their Lagos based party leaders, who had promised them eldorado, the runaway lawmakers needed to make some noise in the media so as to be noticed once again.
“Most importantly, having wasted their resources on hotel bills, ogogoro and women of easy virtue in Lagos, they must be desperately in need of money to celebrate Christmas and New year.
“That’s the reason they gathered in a beer parlour somewhere in Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos and placed a toy in front of Omirin as mace, took his picture and send it to the press , claiming that a sitting of the Ekiti State House of Assembly took place.”
He said “the APC lawmakers dribbled themselves beyond the field of play by going to court to challenge Omirin’s impeachment and having done that, they ough to know that until the court decides on the case they filed, Omirin’s impeachment stands.”
On Omirin’s admittance that the APC lawmakers took N200, 000 each for fuel from Governor Fayose, the governor’s aide said; “with that coming from Omirin himself, it is now clear that they actually demanded N135m bribe from the governor.
“Or isn’t it strange that supposed Progressives would collect N200 , 000 just to buy fuel?
“N200 , 000 will buy more than 2,000 litres of petrol and one wonders whether they were travelling to Australia to require over 2,000 litres of petrol.”