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Olanipekun blames Ekiti South politicians for zone’s marginalisation

By Ayodele Afolabi, Ado-Ekiti
20 December 2021   |   2:44 am
A foremost lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has fingered politicians in the South Senatorial District whom he called “midgets,” for betraying the zone’s cause to mount the governorship

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun. Photo: SIGNALNG

Ekiti commissioner resigns to join the governorship race

A foremost lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has fingered politicians in the South Senatorial District whom he called “midgets,” for betraying the zone’s cause to mount the governorship seat since the creation of the state in 1996.

Olanipekun said that the alleged political marginalisation of the zone was because politicians from Ekiti South Senatorial District were ready to trade their rights in exchange for “political tokenism.”

He said that some Ekiti South politicians had made themselves willing tools in doing the dictates and biddings of those from the North and Central zones solely for their parochial and selfish interests.

Olanipekun stated this in Ikere-Ekiti, at the weekend, during the yearly Wole Olanipekun’s Christmas Carol and Lessons.

He stated, however, that fairness, equity and justice demand that the governorship should be the turn of Ekiti South in the next political dispensation, adding that the marginalisation must stop to foster the indivisibility and homogeneity of the state.

HOWEVER, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Infrastructures and Public Utilities, Mr. Bamidele Faparusi, has resigned from his position to pursue his 2022 governorship ambition.

Faparusi, who hails from Ode-Ekiti, headquarters of Ayekire Local Council, conveyed his resignation to Governor Kayode Fayemi in a letter dated December 14, 2021, and was acknowledged on Friday, December 17, 2021.