Aide tackles Falana over comment on Fayose

The Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, has urged a rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, to desist from what he describes as unwarranted utterances against Governor Ayodele Fayose.

He said Falana was “driving himself sick because of his personal hatred for Fayose and if care is not taking, his state of mind concerning the governor may graduate from psychology to psychosis one day.”

Olayinka, who was reacting to a comment by Falana at the maiden edition of Ekitipanupo colloquium in Lagos on Thursday, that Fayose was looting funds meant for the development of Ekiti State, said; “Falana should purge himself of his hatred for Fayose because he (Fayose) was not the one who scuttled his (Falana) ambition to become Governor of Ekiti State.”

He asked the rights lawyer to get the “anti-Fayose cataract that has blocked his eyes removed so that he can see all the developmental strides of the governor during his first term and his second tenure.”

Olayinka claimed that all the dualised roads in Ado-Ekiti, except two, were done by Fayose.

The governor’s spokesperson, who challenged Falana to make public any evidence of Fayose’s stealing of Ekiti State funds, said; “It is strange that Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, could go public with accusations of fraud against someone who has not been pronounced guilty by any court of law and the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee must take particular notice of this.”