Former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni has dared the State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to make good his threat of arresting and prosecuting him for parading himself as former governor.
Fayemi had said on Tuesday while addresing some Pro-Salami protesters in Ado-Ekiti that he would get Oni arrested and prosecuted for addressing himself as a former governor.
However, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Lere Olayinka, the former governor, who is also the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Vice (Southwest) said Fayemi should waste no time in arresting him through the police and prosecute him in law court for impersonation
He challenged the incumbent to make good what he described as ceaseless threat to arrest with action
Oni said Governor Fayemi should educate himself with the recent judgment of the Supreme Court on the tenure of former governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and others, which states that; 'When the tribunal/courts so declare the election a nulity, the declaration does not affect the validity of the oaths the governor took so as to function in that office as required by the constitution, neither would it affect the bills he signed into law, contracts awarded, budgets etc. The said governors may not have been the de jure governors following the nullification of their election, ...they were certainly governors de facto during the period they operated, ostensibly in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and the Electoral Act?
"He should also educate himself with the Supreme Court decisions in AG. Anambra V AG Federation (2007) 12 NWLR Pt 1047 and Balonwu V Governor, Anambra State (40 NSCQR pg 514.