Chief Aderanti Adebisi (Director General, ERO)
An Ekiti based socio-political group, Ekiti Rebirth Organisation, ERO, has reacted to a recent indictment of Senator Babafemi Ojudu over the recent board appointment by the Federal Government, by a group claiming loyalty to the incumbemt Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr John Kayode Fayemi
A group operating under the aegis of JKF Movement had accused Ojudu of being behind a negative publication accusing the former governor, Kayode Fayemi of doctoring the list of Ekiti appointees into the new boards and Commissions by the Federal Government.
Reacting in a preass statement signed by ERO’s Publicity Coordinator, Gboyega Adeoye, the group debunked the claim, describing it as balderdash and an attempt to distract the group and its favoured aspirant, Ojudu, from the noble course of rescuing Ekiti State from the mouth of greedy and incompetent leaders
The statement reads:
Our attention in Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO) has been drawn to a statement in circulation, credited to a JKF Movement and allegedly signed by one Kunle Adetayo who was referred to as the group’s Publicity Secretary.
We have every reason to believe that the said statement cannot possibly represent the views of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti State and currently the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, as we strongly believe he wouldn’t throw baseless accusations around.
Specifically, the puerile but mischievous statement insinuated that “a group working for the Special Adviser in the Presidency was behind the online publication accusing Fayemi of alleged doctoring of the list of appointees into boards and commissions by President Muhammadu Buhari.” It then asked Senator Babafemi Ojudu to stop fuelling activities capable of causing divisions within the ranks of the membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State.
Anybody who is conversant with the recent history of Ekiti and that of Nigeria would acknowledge the place of Senator Babafemi Ojudu and his passion for peace and unity among the progressives in his home state, Ekiti. Ojudu, for the avoidance of doubt, would never struggle for any personal advantage. Neither does he buck pass.
Thus, we refuse to be drawn into any childish stone throwing and will advise the group, if it exists, to look elsewhere for who to drag along with itself into the murk.
In the words of the social activist and former First Lady of the United States of America, Eleanor Roosevelt, “great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
The task ahead of us as a group supporting Ojudu’s ambition, is that of rescuing Ekiti from the clutches of oppression.
We therefore remain focused on our goal, which is how to bring about a responsible government to our state. Enough of looters, bond gangsters and disreputable people.
We are forging ahead with our goal of giving Ekiti good governance devoid of self serving and greedy individuals.
This is the task we have given ourselves and it shall be achieved.