Ekiti poll: ‘Ozekhome erred’
A lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has come under attack for dabbling in the Ekiti State election controversy.
His critics yesterday said the lawyer’s comments reflected his self-serving position on the July 14 governorship election.
In a statement published on Sunday, Ozekhome said the outcome of the election did not reflect the will of the people.
But in a statement last Sunday, a socio-cultural group, Ibile Ekiti Movement, said the lawyer’s comment portrayed him as a man lamenting the loss of his most profitable client: Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The group urged Governor-elect Kayode Fayemi to probe Ozekhome for his alleged involvement in “shady deals” in the state in the last four years.
The statement by the movement’s Secretary, Mr Deji Omotoyinbo, accused the lawyer of allegedly exploiting Ekiti residents under the guise of providing legal services for Fayose.
“The comments by Chief Ozekhome did not come to us as a surprise. He is one of the lawyers who benefited from the Ekiti rot. He took some money from Mr Fayose at a time many families and homes in Ekiti were groaning under the weight of unpaid salary and pensioners were dying of hunger.
“His outburst and cries are nothing but the associated pain of losing one of his sources of wealth.”