The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has refuted reports which alleged that there is a cold war between himself and the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ayodeji Daramola.
Recall that in a September 26, 2014, Justice Daramola had filed a petition to the National Judicial Council, accusing Fayose and the police of conniving to attack judges and court workers in the state.
Following the incident, there were speculations in some sections of the media, that there was an ongoing rift between the duo.
The governor, however clarified that he has no ill feeling towards Justice Daramola, adding that they are both passionate about the well-being of the Ekiti people.
Fayose, who made this clarification in Ado Ekiti while inaugurating the Ekiti State Judicial Service Commission said, “Ekiti State is my project and its interest comes first. There is no ill feeling towards the Chief Judge. We are both passionate about Ekiti as our project.
“Those going round town with the rumours that there is a cold war going on between us are only mischievous. Let them know that they have been disappointed already.”
He added, “Members of the commission were carefully chosen and they are men of integrity, and that was why it took me some time to select them. These are people who will not pervert justice because whoever perverts justice perverts eternity for himself. The judiciary and those working there are managing a critical aspect of life.”
Fayose urged judicial officers in the state and members of the commission to work together with the CJ to move the state judiciary forward.