Activist lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele has
advised Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose
to resign from office or be chased out of
the Government House by people whose
resources have been allegedly
mismanaged in the last two years of his
Ogele who spoke with reporters on
Thursday also warned Fayose against
blackmailing Lagos lawyer Femi Falana
as being the mastermind of his latest
brush with the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He stressed that Fayose was no longer
“fit and proper” to continue to occupy the
seat of the governor by the latest
revelations of alleged purchase of
property within and outside the country
with public funds.
He regretted that Ekiti was again in the
news for the wrong reasons over the
alleged involvement of Fayose in the
sharing of arms cash.
Ogele said judging by the ongoing probe
of Fayose by the EFCC, the anti-graft
agency had been vindicated for its
crackdown on the governor in 2006
which led to his removal from office.
He said: “I am now giving Fayose seven
days to resign from office, pack his bags
and baggage from the Government
House and leave Ekiti, otherwise I will
not hesitate to lead a massive protest to
chase him out of the Government House.
“I want to warn Fayose to leave Femi
Falana out of his problems, he should
stop saying Falana is the one trying to
remove him.
“Fayose should tell the whole world
whether it was Falana that encouraged
him to be involved in unprecedented
corruption and looting of the people’s
“He should also tell the world whether it
was Falana who directed him to receive
kickbacks from contractors. He should
equally tell the world whether Falana
ordered him to be involved in
“There is no way Fayose can convince
the people of Ekiti State that he is fit and
proper to rule Ekiti again because he has
ridiculed Ekiti people before the whole
world and the people are now regretting
that Fayose is the governor of Ekiti State.
“By virtue of his conduct, Fayose has
shown that his indictment by the EFCC in
2006 was justified and there is no way he
can convince the right-thinking person
that he has not looted Ekiti funds.
“During his two-year misrule, he has
shown that he is the root of poverty,
untimely deaths and disregard for the
rule of law that are prevailing in Ekiti