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I was misled, cries Ekiti Speaker

Posted by By TUNDE RAHEEM, Ado, Ekiti on 2006/10/23 | Views: 473 |

I was misled, cries Ekiti Speaker


"I am on my own now. I have not heard from anybody again, and this is supposed to be a collective struggle. "I donít know where I am going now"

"I am on my own now. I have not heard from anybody again, and this is supposed to be a collective struggle. "I donít know where I am going now"

Following the declaration of state of emergency in Ekiti State by President Olusegun Obasanjo and the subsequent arrest of the Acting Governor, Hon. Friday Aderemi, the embattled former Speaker of the House of Assembly has blamed his woes on members of the House whom he said, misled and stampeded him to accept the job of Acting Governor.

Aderemi before he was whisked away by the security operatives to the State Security Service command in the state, had summoned courage in telephone conversation with Saturday Sun Correspondent and lambasted the federal government for imposing emergency rule on the state.

Aderemi in another telephone conversation with Saturday Sun that Thursday evening would later lament that he was fed up with the whole scenario, saying that most of the lawmakers who caused the mess have now gone underground, leaving him to bear the brunt alone.
"I am on my own now. I have not heard from anybody again, and this is supposed to be a collective struggle. Where are they now", he asked

The man who controversially acted as governor for a little less than two days further stressed that the trouble was becoming unbearable for him. "I donít know where am going now".
Aderemi, who was whisked away in a black Toyota car with two Prado jeeps as pilot to SSS office around 11:45 pm further stated that none of his colleagues (lawmakers) had called him to know his whereabouts or find out about the situation of things at his end.

Shortly after the arrival of the Sole Administrator, Major-General Tunji Olurin, Aderemi was moved out of Government House in a black jeep to an unknown destination
When Saturday Sun called him on his mobile phone Aderemi lamented that he had been moved out again, making it the second occasion the security men would take him away.
The conversation was on when the line went off and when the line was redialed for over ten times it had been switched off.

When Saturday Sun called at the official residence of the ex-Deputy Governor, Chief Abiodun Olujimi who had been placed under house arrest in the early hours of Thursday and later that evening taken to an unknown destination, there was presence of heavy security men. Her mobile phone had also been switched off.

When Saturday Sun sought to know the whereabouts of ĎMadamí from one of the security men, he said: "donít quote me, the woman is not inside again, she has been taken away by the SSS guys".
Meanwhile most of the members of the state House of Assembly remained underground, with their mobile phones equally switched off.


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