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29 Nov 2016
Buhari's Minister is a Thief - Fayose's Aide Attacks as He Leaks Private Numbers (Images)
The feud between Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr Lere Olayinka and the Minister of Mines and Steel has been taken to a new height as Mr. Olayinka calls him out on social media.
Former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has given a seven-day ultimatum to a member of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Samuel Omotoso, and Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr Lere Olayinka, to retract libellous statements against him in a live television programme aired on the state television on July 6, 2016.
In a letter on behalf of the minister from the Law Chambers of R.O. Balogun & Co, dated November 19th, Dr Fayemi is asking both Omotosho and Olayinka to make a retraction and public apology, which must be given equal prominence like the offending statements and utterances.
They are also to pay Fayemi N100m for the offending statement within the period, failure of which an action would be filed against them in the law court.
The duo of Omotoso and Olayinka had during a live programme on Ekiti State Television (EKTV) tagged Ejiire on July 6, 2016, alleged that Dr Fayemi illegally took N1.5 billion from Ekiti treasury and gave it to President Muhammadu Buhari, while contesting the presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They also alleged that Fayemi looted Ekiti treasury, alleging fraud in the purchase of vehicles for traditional rulers and illegal withdrawal of N852 million SUBEB money.
Meanwhile, the ultimatum has elapsed with no response from Mr. Fayemi's legal representatives with Mr. Olayinka unruly publishing a stinking reminder on Facebook. He has also called on the general public to call Mr. Fayemi in case he has forgotten the law suit.