Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, has cast aspersions on former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose for allegedly campaigning against her reelection.
The Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker, who represents Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, urged her supporters “not to be distracted by a mere noise and ranting of an ant who thinks he is an elephant”.
Fayose, who has been having a running battle with Olujimi, on a live radio programme in Ado Ekiti on Friday urged voters in Ekiti South not to vote for the lawmaker in the February 16 National Assembly election.
But Olujimi in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Chief Sanya Atofarati, on Monday, said, “Fayose is being haunted by his wicked and failed past. It is sad and shameful that a (former) governor who could not produce his successor in an election despite the resources available to him is living on past glory. Senator Olujimi is a tested product that nobody can destroy nor distaste.”
Meanwhile, the Leader of the PDP Caucus in Ekiti State House of Assembly and Deputy Speaker, Posi Omodara, fingered Fayose in the purported suspension of seven members of the House on Friday.
He alleged that the State Working Committee “embarked on the illegal exercise only to satisfy their paymaster”.
A statement by spokesman for the party in the state, Jackson Adebayo, said the SWC had suspended the Deputy Speaker and six others for allegedly collaborating with All Progressives Congress lawmakers to punish PDP members and partaking in the suspension of council chairmen and councillors who are PDP members.”