The legal advisor of the Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sunday Olowolafe on Friday, said the party’s president, Gboyega Oguntuwase, lied in his accusation against former governor, Ayodele Fayose, that he has a case for Respond about the alleged sale of the match. Secretariat complex.
Two documents that showed that the Party’s State Labor Committee (SWC) received a refund of N25 million from a Mrs. Rachael OB Ajayi on January 18, 2017 had acquitted Fayose of the accusation, but Oguntuwase denied Thursday being a signatory of the documents, saying: “I want to tell you that whatever document you say you have is an absolute falsehood. It is true that he (Fayose) approached me to sign a document, but I told him that it would be detrimental to the party. I keep it.
Reacting to Oguntuwase’s denial, legal adviser to the party in the state, Sunday Olowolafe who confirmed that the three signatures on the said documents were those of himself, Oguntuwase and Secretary of the parry, Pastor Tope Adejorin, said Oguntuwase was being clever by half with his denial and unfounded allegation against Fayose.
In a statement on Friday to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, Olowolafe said: “To my knowledge, lies without glory, perfidious statements and unacceptable press release credited to Barrister Gboyega Oguntuwase, the president of the PDP party in the state of Ekiti in the alleged sale of the PDP proposed the Party Secretariat in the state of Ekiti by former governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose
“It is a fact to affirm that, as Legal Counsel of the State of the party, I am aware of all documentary transactions and in custody of duplicates thereof, even more so that the Party cannot buy or sell any property without my knowledge and participation.
“It is also important to state that I have been in office to complete the mandate of my predecessor before Dr. Ayodele Fayose attended Barrister Gboyega Oguntuwase as President of the party, therefore I am much more in a privileged position to talk about issues, especially those that border on documentation and those that transcend his ascension to office.
” True leaders preserve progress, they do not divide but build and sustain on relationship but in this instance, the reverse is the case with Mr. Chairman because of present pecuniary gain by his new found political allies.
It would be recalled that the so called sale of the Peoples Democratic Party’s property has been the praise song of his deluded mind for sometimes now, to score a very cheap political points against the personality of the former Governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose.
“Over time, the grandstanding of the party Chairman has been unbecoming, as if the acts and reasons for the sale of the property by the Party executives was done in secret, imediately after the foundation level during the legal tussle between Sheriff Vs. Markafi and without recourse to the appropriate authorities concerned.
” Whereas Oguntuase a lawyer like myself was fully a party to this sale upon assumption of office to complete the proposition by his predecessor in office, Chief Idowu Faleye whereas the original owner of the property reneged to fulfill her undertaking to produce the deed of release on the mortgaged property.
” This necessitated the Chairman signing the letter of “”acceptance of refund”” dated the 18th of January, 2017, and if he wants to deny his signature, he should proceed to the court rather than his comical entertainment of the public at the expense of the party’s image. The same letter was also signed by the PDP State Secretary Pastor Tope Adejorin and my humble self as the legal Adviser.
Even moreso when the sale process was remitted to the account of the Party in Heritage Bank and the party recognized the same. However, he said he was not aware, all in his desperation to defame Dr. Ayo Fayose, his benefactor despite the incontrovertible documentary evidence. Party members must distrust him and National Exco must call him to order.
“I and on behalf of the progressive minds in the SWC refuse and we are also ashamed to associate with Gboyega Oguntuwase for his prejudiced, intoxicating and erroneous opinions after the expiration of the mandate of Governor Fayose.” “I have my own records and if he has other accountant records, I should take him out, instead of this macabre dance of shame.”
“As much as no one is against Oguntunase’s romance with his new found “leader”, this should not be done in a manner to destroy the party, even if the Greek gift given to him is much more than a second hand Toyota big daddy, this is still not sufficient to pull down the roof of our party for his pecuniary gains.
“This gift on the 18th of December 2019 and his desperation to return to office for a 2nd term necessitated his emergency press release a day after on the 19th of December, 2019.
“This press campaign was clearly done in bad faith and without recourse to any modicum of civility.
It is to be noted that the property was properly and legally disposed off at foundation level way back in 2017 upon due consultations, with stakeholder’s advice and considerations.
“The comedy by Gboyega Oguntuwase to defame and blackmail the former governor is only his opinion and, therefore, people of good conscience should discontent their vituperations. “How much is a Party Secretariat valued at 25M and is a 2-period governor paid in the party’s account? This is very embarrassing.
The statutory meetings of the SWC are only held on Wednesdays and, as on Wednesday of this week, the president was out to pick up his Greek gift, so there was nowhere for the SWC to discuss a misplaced press release and Therefore, I ask the party leaders to call Oguntuase to order before it destroys this party. From now on, kindly ignore any emergency press release or media sensation that comes from it without the joint approval of all SWCs in Ekiti state, “he said.