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Again, Fayose criticises Buhari’s lopsided appointment

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has again advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be equitable in the appointments of people into positions, reiterating that Mrs Amina Zakari headship of the Independent National Electoral Commission, is dangerous to the
country’s electoral system.
In a dramatic manner, Fayose also appointed a 72-year old Carpenter and illiterate, Mr Olatunde Afolayan as the caretaker chairman of Moba Local Government.
Fayose, also sworn in members of the State Independent Electoral Commission, headed by a retired Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kayode Bamisile , to be able to conduct local government elections before the end of the year.
After administering the oaths on the appointees in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Fayose told President Buhari to remove Mrs Zakari as INEC’s Acting Chairman , while also urging him to be equitable in appointing the National Electoral Commissioners that would preside over the sensitive body.

Commenting on his resolve to conduct local government election, latest by December this year, Fayose said members “of this honourable commission must be men of impeccable characters. So, whoever has anything against any of the members must come forward to prove it and if you do I will remove such person immediately.
“It baffles me when leaders make their in-laws or friend or relations members of electoral body. This is immoral.
“ I have criticized President Buhari for making Mrs Amina Zakari the head of INEC in the country based on certain reasons and I cannot afford to toe the same line. So, the people I have here are those that can do us proud. I urge you to discharge your duty without fear or
Afolayan, who was sworn-in as caretaker chairman of Moba local Government , was inaugurated alongside Mrs Omolara Bayode Ayeni and Mr Owolabi Ajewole, who were to superintend over Ikole and Ijero Councils respectively, following resignation of those that had earlier
appointed by the governor.
Fayose said many of the champions of democracy in Nigeria depends on illiterates to survive during electioneering campaigns , lamenting that “some of us used to get to the positions and forget these people.
“In my government, whether you are educated or not, you will get something. The vote of a professor and an illiterate is the same. So, under my administration, those who are not educated can rise to any level they want”, he said.
The governor had right inside the hall where the inauguration was performed appointed a graduate from the Ijero local government to serve as Personal Assistant to the new council boss.
Afolayan, who commended the governor for the kind gesture said, what he expected was for the governor to make him a ward chairman, promising to surpass the records left behind by his predecessors to justify Fayose’s stand that local people are intelligent and visionary.
“I had never gone to school for a day, but that does not diminish my intelligence. I may not be educated or certificated, but I have brain and experience to pilot the affairs of the council.
Tactically referring to the refusal of former factional speaker of the Ekiti State house of assembly, Hon Dele Olugbemi to reject his membership of the House of Assembly Service Commission, Fayose said it was only God that saved him for the recent impeachment contrary to the claim of some people, he accused of double dealing during the crisis.
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