– Babafemi Ojudu reveals that as a mere journalist, he facilitated the impeachment of Governor Ayodele Fayose in 2006
– Ojudu, a former managing editor of TheNEWS, believes Fayose is already scared
– He promises to stop Fayose’s dream of continuing in government through his anointed candidate
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters and governorship aspirant in Ekiti state, Babafemi Ojudu, has revealed his role in the impeachment of current Governor Ayodele Fayose during his first term in 2006.
Ojudu, a former managing editor of TheNEWS reportedly said Fayose was afraid. He also promised to end the governor’s continuity agenda.
Ojudu, who reportedly spoke before he declared his governorship ambition, said he was contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said he facilitated the impeachment of Fayose in 2006 as a mere journalist and also defeated him by a wide margin in the senatorial election held in 2011.
Daily Independent reported him as saying the last three and half years under Governor Fayose had been disastrous while for Ekiti state adding that the people were groaning under the yoke of an oppressive government.
“Fayose is just deceiving the people. Go around with him now, nobody hails him anywhere again. Since we got into Ekiti, he ran away since yesterday.
“We told him ‘we have our billboards in town, come and remove one and let me see you’. I am his husband. The Yoruba people have a saying that were ni oga (the mad man has a master).
“In 2006, I chased him out of this place. I took all his lawmakers who were members of PDP, I took them to Lagos for two months. I kept them there.
“When I was ready, I brought them back to impeach him. In 2011, he contested against me for Senate, I defeated him. I had 68,000 votes, he had 21,000 votes.
“So, forget about all these myths he sells to you out there. I am back again and I know I am the one who can chase him out. If there is anybody he fears, it is me. We will take care of him on July 14.
“Mind you, he is not contesting; but even if he is contesting, I am telling you now that I have defeated him many times over in the past.
“If somebody is an incumbent and I was not a politician then, I was a journalist like you and I was able to impeach him.
“Also, I was not an incumbent, I defeated him in a senate election. I am telling you that I am the one who is capable of defeating him and I will defeat him again,” he said.