Deputy Governor of Ekiti state Otunba BisI Egbeyemi denied the report of a rift between him and his boss, Governor Kayode Fayemi.
According to him, fake news distributors and mischievous people are trying to cause discontent between him and his boss.
It was rumored that the Governor of Ekiti state had threatened his Deputy with impeachment in order to persuade the leadership of the 8th branch of the APC to sign a resolution to remove Senator Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the President on political issues, from the party.
Egbeyemi, in a statement made on Sunday, June 21, by Odunayo Ogunmola, his special assistant for media, vowed his full loyalty and blamed the people he called the fifth columnists.
Noting that he and Fayemi enjoyed a better relationship, Egbeyemi said that any attempt to destroy them would always be unsuccessful.
The Deputy Governor also insisted that no one could come between them in the performance of their duties.
Meanwhile, it is reported that President Buhari’s special adviser for political Affairs and the Ekiti state government have engaged in a war of words over the alleged poor performance of Governor Fayemi.
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The Senator said this in an interview with Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, June 10, during a telephone conversation with journalists.
The head of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also noted that all indicators of good governance over the past two years have been in negative mode.
Ojudu, who represented the Ekiti center in the seventh Senate, described the work of the administration led by Fayemi as poor and did not meet expectations.
He also complained that the Ekiti state does not have a management system. In other news, the Ekiti state government has taken the Federation’s attorney General (AGF) and justice Minister Abubakar Malami (SAN) to court over the constitutionality of virtual trials.
The state government is asking the Supreme court to issue a ruling overturning the Directive on virtual or remote court sessions.
The lawsuit, filed through the office of the attorney General of Ekiti state and Commissioner of justice Wale Fapohunda, also demands that the Supreme court, among other things, revoke the Directive to the extent that it purports to be binding on the state’s higher courts and other lower courts of Ekiti state.