Fayose’s Aide Resigns, Says Governor Playing God
One of the most trusted and reliable aides of Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, Segun Akinwumi, has resigned his appointment after over three years in office.
Akinwumi was appointed as Director General/Special Adviser on Procurement Matters where he served for three years before he was later appointed Special Assistant on General Matters.
The politician who also served as Commissioner for Water Resources during Fayose’s first tenure quit over Fayose’s alleged moves to impose his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2018 governorship poll.
He accused the governor of playing God with the way he (Fayose) is handling the politics of succession in Ekiti PDP.
Akinwumi said he doubted Fayose’s claim that God spoke to him on Olusola’s choice.
The former Special Adviser who is also a former Chairman of Ilejemeje Local Government tendered his resignation via a letter dated 29th. December, 2017 which was addressed to Fayose.
He did not give any reason in the letter for throwing in the towel.
The five-paragraph letter reads: “I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect.
“Sir, you would recall that on 24th October, 2014, you appointed me Director General/Special Adviser on Procurement Matters in your government, the position I held until I was redeployed as Special Assistant, General Matters, till today, 29th December, 2017.
“I thank you most sincerely for giving me the rare opportunity to serve at both appointments.
Please accept the assurances of my kindest regards.”
When asked why he resigned from the Fayose administration, Akinwumi said he took the decision to protect his integrity and the good name he has built over the years in politics.
He claimed that Fayose had first told him and other aides to work for former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi and later former Commissioner for Works, Kayode Oso as successor.
Akinwumi said: “I am a product of establishment for the past 39 years and under the tutelage of Baba Awolowo. People were brought in under establishment, it was Baba Ayo Fasanmi that brought us into politics.
“Bringing somebody (Olusola) from nowhere, bringing somebody from the sidelines will not work. It is someone within the system that we want in the PDP.
“Fayose should stop playing God in our party, let the national leadership and people that matter tell him not to play God again in our party because you cannot mock God.
“Fayose had told us that he would serve out his tenure together with his deputy. No God has spoken to anybody about it, no one can play God no matter how highly placed and anyone that plays God will become an ex-person."