A group, Ekiti Justice Group, EJG, has cautioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, against disparaging the Ekiti born legal luminary and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) and other prominent sons and daughters of Ekiti State, including traditional rulers.
The group, in a statement issued on Saturday and signed by its National Coordinator, Mr Gbenga Babawibe, described the statement credited to a group, Ekiti Youths Vanguard, EYV, that Afe Babalola was aiding impunity in Ekiti State as an insult, not only to Aare Afe Babalola, but to the entire people of the state who hold the legal icon in very high esteem.
EJG said it was miffed that Upshot Reports, an online newspaper owned by Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s former Spokesperson, Mojeed Jamiu, published the offensive and insulting press statement sponsored by the All Progressives Congress, APC against Afe Babalola.
Afe Babalola had written a letter to the impeached former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, urging him to embrace peace in the state.
The APC responded to the letter with a statement by its Spokesperson, Taiwo Olatubosun but credited to Ekiti Youths Vanguard, accusing Afe Babalola of aiding impunity in Ekiti State.
In its reaction, EJG said, “Enough is enough. These APC people should stop disparaging our leaders in Ekiti.
“That’s the way they went to Ibadan on May 22, 2007 to circulate offensive leaflets in front of Afe Babalola Chamber.
“They wrote in the leaflets then, ‘If you feel the best way to end your life is to go unsung, Ekiti people will surely assist your desire’.
“Must these characters in the APC always disparage our leaders in Ekiti whenever they lose power?
“This unprogressive attitude of the APC must stop. The other time, they accused our traditional rulers of collecting N150, 000 bribe to welcome President Goodluck Jonathan in Ile-Ife, Osun State.”


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