Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti state has sacked the Ekiti state Permanent Secretary who is in charge of the office of establishment, Mr Tunde Alokan due to allegations of Alokan’s close ties with the ex-governor Kayode Fayemi.
However, Governor Fayose has not disclosed his reasons behind his action, stating that dismissing and hiring of officials in his cabinet was his prerogative.
He however, stated that the sack had no connections with Fayemi attending Alokan’s late father’s burial ceremony.
Fayose, who had reacted through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said, “The governor has the power to hire and fire.
“The governor has the power to hire and fire’ he said.
‘The position of a permanent secretary is political and is the discretion of the governor, enough of this blackmail.”
He added, “Fayemi also sacked some permanent secretaries while in office, so what has happened is not new.
“The governor is not aware that Dr. Fayemi attended Alokan’s late father’s burial, so attributting his sack to that is cheap blackmail.”