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Fayemi didn’t induce judges to reclaim my mandate, says Olujimi

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Abiodun Olujimi


• Threatens to sue Adeyeye, others before NJC
• Police raise the alarm over influx of bandits into Ekiti

The senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly, Biodun Olujimi, has denied the report that Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi bribed both Ekiti Senatorial Tribunal and Appeal Court judges on her behalf to reclaim her alleged stolen senatorial seat.

Olujimi, who was reacting to separate allegations made by a group of All Progressives Congress members led by Senator Tony Adeniyi (APC) and former Works Minister, Adedayo Adeyeye, that Fayemi unilaterally changed the venue of the Appeal Court sitting from Ekiti to Kaduna and influenced the judges to subvert justice in her favour, described the allegations as mischievous, slanderous and malicious.

She said she retrieved her stolen mandate not only because the election was marred with irregularities but also not conducted in substantial compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

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The lawmaker, who advised Adeyeye and other members of the Adeniyi-led APC group to withdraw their allegations, asked the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to act swiftly and ensure they stand trial for maligning the integrity of the judges.

The senator, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said the allegation that Fayemi negotiated her victory was not only an insult on her integrity but also a calculated attempt to smear the pedigree of the judges.

She noted that her victory was a triumph of truth over falsehood and reflection of the electorates’ wishes, claiming that Adeyeye lost unanimously at both the tribunal and Appeal Court due to the sound legal minds of her lawyers.

MEANWHILE, the Ekiti State Police Command has raised the alarm over alleged plan by some bandits to invade the state and wreak havoc on innocent citizens.

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The command said intelligence report at its disposal confirmed that the bandits would pose as law-abiding citizens before settling down and start launching attacks on their host communities.

The Police Commissioner, Ekiti Command, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, urged the citizens to beware of whom they harbour as strangers.

He stated that the armed hoodlums had concluded plans to start entering the state in batches and continue to hatch their insidious plans against the residents of the state.

He, therefore, advised the commercial drivers and motorcyclists to be watchful and report to the police any suspected traveller arriving any part of the state.

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