Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of raising false alarm over allegations that he (Oni) is part of an alleged plot to compromise judiciary to sack him from office.
Oni, who is also the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Fayose as a comedian who will never stop entertaining Nigerians with wild allegations.
He described the latest allegation as one coming from a mind gripped by fear of the unknown.
Speaking through his media aide, Ayo Akinyemi, Oni said he has the utmost respect for the judiciary and would never indulge in any acts to bring the revered institution into ridicule and opprobrium.
He said the purported meeting where he and the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, boasted to APC members of intent to enlist the judiciary for the alleged plot only exists in the imagination of Fayose.
Oni said: “Fayose himself knows that no judiciary can remove him now because he enjoys immunity until the expiration of his tenure on October 15, 2018. He can only be investigated, so what is Fayose talking about?
“Perhaps Fayose is afraid of facing the law after his immunity might have expired next year and that is why he is labouring now to spill the beans in anticipation of his doom. He is a drowning man trying to clutch the last straw and smear anybody.
“In a normal setting, should he (Fayose) have contested for governorship in the first instance? This is a man having corruption cases hanging on his neck and was facing trial in the court.
“This is a man accused of complicity in murder incidents that happened during his first tenure and it is unfortunate that our system allows a character like that to run for the exalted office of governor.
“Now with series of allegations coming out on the way funds meant for purchase of arms were diverted to his campaign as revealed by his man, Dr. Tope Aluko and confirmed by Musiliu Obanikoro in his evidence before the court.”