The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has called for the immediate resignation of the Speakers of Ekiti and Lagos States Houses of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin and Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji respectively over alleged involvement in fraud and sex scandal.
In a release issued today and signed by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon. Kayode Babade, the party said the duo of Omirin and Ikuforiji no longer have moral rights to continue to preside over the affairs of honourable men, saying; they must either tender their resignation letters or be impeached.
Dr. Omirin was allegedly involved in sexual escapades with a female member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Wunmi Ogunlola while Hon Ikuforiji and his Personal Assistant, Oyebode Alade Atoyobe, are facing trial for allegedly conspiring between April 2010 and July 2011 to collect money from the House of Assembly without going through financial institution and also making various cash payments in aggregate sum of N503 million from the House of Assembly without going through any financial institution.
Wunmi Ogunlola’s husband, Mr. Tunde Ogunlola had already petitioned the House of Assembly, accusing Dr Omirin of sleeping with his wife.
The PDP said it was worried that the moral sherrifs in the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) are still allowing both Omirin and Ikuforiji to preside over the Houses of Assembly in Ekiti and Lagos States, adding that; “In saner climes, both of them ought to have resigned.”
Babade said; “Last week, Hon Wunmi Ogunlola, who was involved in the alleged sex scandal with Dr Omirin was removed as the Ekiti State House of Assembly’s Chief Whip.
“Our question then is; where is justice that the ACN claims to represent in this situation where two people committed an act of immorality and only one of them, who is a woman is being made to pay for the sin?
“Funny enough, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi is an advocate of women rights and this is happening right under her nose. Where then is the morality in the governor’s wife claim to women rights advocacy when only Wunmi Ogunlola was removed from her position while the Speaker with whom she allegedly committed the immoral act is left untouched?”
On the Lagos Speaker, the PDP said; “it is strange that the same ACN that was all over the place calling for the removal of someone that was only investigated by the anti-graft agency has not deemed it necessary to ask Adeyemi Ikuforiji, who is facing trial for N503 million to resign, close to two years after he was charged to court.
“This should tell Nigerians the party’s disposition and hypocrisy to fighting corruption and not until the Lagos Speaker is asked to resign by the ACN, no one should take the party serious on the issue of fighting corruption.”