Senate Minority Leader, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi has denied mocking the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka over Friday’s Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Governor Kayode Fayemi as the duly-elected candidate in the election.
Following the Supreme Court verdict, a statement credited to Olujimi had alleged Fayose of destroying the chances of the party by fielding an “unsellable and unpopular candidate”.
The lawmaker representing Ekiti South Senatorial District in a statement by her media aide, Sanya Atofarati, on Sunday, said such statement credited to her was handiwork of some mischievous elements who want to cause division within the PDP.
The statement read: “It must be noted that prior to the governorship election, Senator Olujimi spent her personal resources to mobilise well -meaning leaders and members of the PDP to ensure the success of the party in the election.
“Senator Olujimi also rallied round across the 16 local government areas and the 171 political wards of Ekiti State with the governorship candidate, Prof. Olusola, who she has always enjoyed smooth relationship with.
“It is on record that Senator Olujimi, a PDP leader whose efforts in uniting the party at all times and having been commended at all levels, could never have issued such a disuniting statement through a traditional leader of repute.
“Such statement can be easily affirmed as figment of the imagination of the writer and his cohorts and a miscalculated attempt to fan the embers of discord within the PDP.
“The general public, especially PDP members, are hereby urged to disregard such statement and see it as one orchestrated by agents of political ravagers set out to malign the hard earned reputation of sportsmanship built over the years by our distinguished Senator Olujimi.”
The five-man panel of the Supreme Court which heard the appeal of the PDP against the outcome of the 2018 governorship election on Friday upheld Fayemi’s election, after it dismissed the appeal of the PDP candidate for lacking merit.