ORIRE CAUTIONS APC LEADERS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, ADVOCATES SUPPORT FOR FAYEMI.
By Kayode Joseph.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ekiti State Dr. Adebayo Orire, has appealed to members of the party to put aside all grieviances and join hands with governor Kayode Fayemi towards revamping the state’s economy.
Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti, Dr Orire said that the current campaign of calumny against Governor Kayode Fayemi by some aggrieved chieftains of the party was not the best for both the party and the state at this critical time.
He explained that all efforts must be geared towards supporting the party’s representative in government rather than engaging in destructive criticism that could truncate the good work being engineered by the present government to retool the state for social and economic development.
The medical practitioner clarified that he was not in support of the suspension slammed on former Governor Segun Oni by party executive, saying his take had always been that such sensitive action should be done in line with the party’s laid down rules.
Some Chieftains of the party including Senator Babafemi Ojudu and others loyal to Chief Segun Oni had recently issued a letter where they raised damning allegations including nepotism against Dr. Fayemi.
Orire said: “if Ojudu becomes Governor, he would have his people and preferences.
When Segun Oni was campaigning to be governorship candidate in APC, he and his team had already shared all the positions.
“I was not happy with Dr Fayemi during his last regime. We had this Action Group of a thing, I knew later it was not a useful exercise. I asked myself why are we shouting, why don’t we just call ourselves together?
“If Kayode Fayemi won’t go to Ojudu and others, why don’t they meet him at the government house and iron things out.
“Everyone of us that stood for election last time had supporters and that is what we call factions and that is what makes party to grow, and it is only when you combine these factions together that our party will be formidable.
“If we are still going along the line of factions, the party will be getting powerless, membership will be reducing and opposition will have power on us.
“You don’t expect Fayemi to come and put his enemies in position of appointments.
“Even at that, great numbers of supporters of Segun Oni were currently on appointment under Fayemi also Ojudu”s supporters.
You can pick about five or six of them .That’s a superior move by Kayode Fayemi over and above them .
“While I will not support them destroying the party and the government, I will also call Dr Kayode Fayemi to be magnanimous and call them together.
“The way he started in appointing people from the other factions and supporters from other groups is what he should carry on with.
“Ekiti is still not industrialized, we should work together and allow the state to grow. Let’s make the best use of what is available. Kayode Fayemi is what is available now and we must cooperate with him”. Orire added.