Segun Showunmi, a former aide to Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has dragged the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, for calling Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun the ‘Eleyi of Ogun State’.
MOUTHPIECE NGR reported that the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, while introducing people at the mega governorship rally of the party in the state revealed that he has been told that he did not make proper introduction of Abiodun as the “Eleyi of Ogun state”.
Fayemi said, “I have just been informed that I did not introduce governor Dapo Abiodun properly as the Eleyi of Ogun state,”
The crowd burst into laughter after Fayemi’s humorous introduction, while the popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde used the title ‘Eleyi’ to form a political song.
Since yesterday, loyalists and supporters of Abiodun have joined the bandwagon, as they addressed him as the Eleyi of Ogun State, saying Fayemi has finally made it a formal appellation.
But, Showunmi has expressed his displeasure to the title, challenging the Governor of Ekiti State to discontinue the joke.
The chieftain PDP said “Abiodun must be addressed as Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State!”
“It is bad that Bola Tinubu, now presidential candidate of the APC, could refer to the governor of Ogun State in such a despicable manner in his desperate outburst while under pressure during the campaign.”
Showunmi furthered, “By what parameter does the under-performer, funny sounding Fayemi, now to be known as ‘Odesin’ of Ekiti, (apologies to king sunny Ade who used the word to describe a dunce otherwise known as mumu.) call Dapo Abiodun Eleyi of Ogun State?
“That not-so-funny way of addressing the governor of Ogun is unacceptable and must stop forthwith, otherwise we will return the favour.
“A governor is the symbol of the ego of the people he represents, as such great care must be taken that protocol and diplomatic courtesies must always be in place. Otherwise, undue hostilities will be promoted and in some cases, it leads to unnecessary consequences.”
He said: “Gov Abiodun represents the highly sophisticated, justly proud and historically established peoples of Ijebu, Remo, Awori, Egun, Egbas, Owus and so many others.
“I suppose there is no need to reel out our preeminent personalities and their achievements, that will not be necessary lest we become boastful; but suffice to say that no one should address our governor in such unsavoury language.
“That he and his team choose to make lemonade out of the sour lemon thrown at them speaks to just how princes don’t fight like slaves. Enough of this Eleyi appellation!”