The Oasis Reporters
November 28, 2017
“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them” – Joshua Liebman.
This would be the second time that I would pen on the political immaturity and intolerance among members of the main opposition party in Ekiti State.
My first article on this matter was written in August last year when the spokesman of the party in the state, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun reported my able friend, Bola Agboola to the Nigeria police for posting negative stories on social media against APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the article, I was able to explain how weak and intolerant most members of APC were and how Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of the state ignorantly elevated Lere Olayinka. I said in the piece that Lere Olayinka would continue to be grateful to God for using Fayemi to boost his profile. Had it been Fayemi did not arrest Lere in 2012, perhaps he wouldn’t have gotten to where he is today.
APC as an opposition party in Ekiti State is expected to play politics the way the game should be played but reverse seems to be the case. Just because their incessant lies against Chief Ayodele Fayose are nothing to the masses, the best they thought they could do is to continue using police to harass and threaten those telling the masses on social media that APC is a party of deceit and rogues which must not be allowed to rule the state again.
Only last week, Lere Olayinka and three other members of Ekiti State PDP Social Team were invited to appear again at the Police Headquarter, Ado-Ekiti all in the name of giving APC, problems in the social media.
I was so annoyed when I got to know yesterday that one young lawyer, Adeoye Aribasoye was the brain behind the police invitation.
In August, this charge and bail lawyer (Aribasoye) was amongst three lawyers who appeared at the first proceedings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the state government to look into the finances of the state when Dr. Kayode Fayemi was in saddle.
It was reported that he was at the court to observe on behalf of the former governor but this man came back at the second proceedings to raise an observation that he was not in the court to stand for Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
He made a post on his Facebook page and disparaged Lere Olayinka for telling the masses that he was at the proceedings but before the commission concluded their investigation, the same Aribasoye stood for the former governor. What a confused, inconsistent and inexperienced lawyer!
Aribasoye as a former students’ union leader, young lawyer cum politician should be able to make use of his brain and think on something better than writing petition against those who are doing their jobs professionally.
I don’t know what Bola Agboola did again that should warrant a police invitation.
What was the offence committed by Debola Akingbade and Akeem Adebomojo? The bitter truth is that APC is feeling the heat and absorbing it is becoming more difficult.
The young lawyer who alleged Lere Olayinka and his team members of cyber crime should know that no member of Ekiti State PDP Social Media Team is into any form of cyber criminality. No one in the team is playing politics with bitterness. And no cheap threat can prevent the team from preaching the political gospel that APC is a useless party.
If Gov. Ayodele Fayose could tolerate their nonsense on social media, what is preventing them from tolerating those who are not on the same page with them? If Aribasoye doesn’t like seeing Lere Olayinka calling Dr. Fayemi a thief, he should agree that Fayemi is a spendthrift.