Buhari’s aide, Gov. Fayemi engage in war of words


Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, are in a war of words.

Senator Ojudu who hails from Ekiti and was a governorship aspirant in 2018 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, which produced the eventual winner, Fayemi, fired the first salvo in a telephone interview with newsmen where he took a jibe at the incumbent’s administration accusing him of non-performance.

“Where is the focus on the people now? Is it roads the government is constructing? Is it providing employment? Is it providing foods? Where is the governance? I want you to do a search on Google and tell me where the projects are in Ekiti,” the journalist-turned-politician said.

The censure swiftly drew the governor’s response via a statement his media aide, Segun Fadipe released.

Fadipe censured the former senator literally describing him as an immutable critic of Fayemi who never saw anything good in the governor.

His word: “Ojudu is sounding like people are claiming he is. He is guilty of what people are accusing him of. We believe his appointment can’t be divorced from being an Ekiti man. Yes, Senator Ojudu doesn’t come home and doesn’t recognise Ekiti at the moment.

“What you don’t understand you will always see fault in it. For now, Ojudu will always see the negative side because he is already a stranger to the people and the party.”

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