THE Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi and the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has had themselves tagged as thieves by delegates of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Fayemi, a serving minister is among those seeking to fly the party’s flag in the forth coming governorship election in Ekiti slated for July 14.
The APC in the state, on Saturday, had its primary election in Ado Ekiti disrupted by some supporters of the party believed to be loyal to one of the aspirants in the gubernatorial race.
The supporters while disrupting the process destroyed and carted away voting materials at the venue of the event.
This led to the break out of a protest with chants of “Fayemi ole” renting the air.
While ‘Fayemi‘ is the minister’s name, ‘Ole‘ is understood by HEADLINE to mean a ‘thief.’ The language is that of Yoruba.
However, the situation was later brought under control and the primary postponed indefinitely. The state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the incident.
Mr Bello, the governor of Kogi State was not left out. He had his own share of the embarrassment being meted out to him.
Bello elected under the APC had his party youths to contend with.
The APC held congresses across the 36 states and Abuja on Saturday.
However, Kogi is one among the states where the congresses were mired in controversies and violence. The state chapter of the party is also fictionalised.
“Yahaya Bello ole” were the chants of the youths at the entrance of the congress held in Iyamoye.
The youths later moved their protest to the street.
Bello is accused of playing a vital role in the failed recall process of Senator Dino Melaye.
Senator Melaye represents the west senatorial district of the state at the Senate. He is of the APC and had since inception had a running battle with his state governor.
Bello was alleged to have funded the recall process to the tune of N1billion naira. The allegation has since been addressed by INEC.
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