Lagos Commissioner for Public Transportation Mr. Kayode Opeifa, got more than he bargained for as he strayed into Gani Fawehinmi 'Night of Tributes' occasion organized to commemorate the late radical lawyer and advocate for the masses in Lagos.
'Night of Tributes And Socials', attended by left-wing activists
including Femi Aborishade, Lanre Legacy, Okei-Odumakin as well as
members of Civil Society Organizations and the National Association of
Nigerian Students (NANS) was the second event for the day after a
morning lecture in which Prof. Omotoye Olorode lashed out on Minister of
Economy Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, the Goodluck Jonathan-led government and
the entire PDP.
At the morning lecture, Mr. Muiz Banire, a former
Lagos State Commissioner for environment was invited due his acclaimed
initiation of the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota as one of those
who benefited from Chief Gani Fawehinmi's mentorship activities during
Public opinion has it that Mr. Muiz Banire is one
of those secretly nominated to succeed Governor Fashola in Lagos State,
an office the disgraced commissioner, Mr. Kayode Opeifa is also gunning
for the position of governor.
Mr. Opeifa thought that, since
Banire shone at the morning lecture, he could also show-off as a current
commissioner during the night event, but he rather got his fingers
Mr. Opeifa was publicly shamed, drenched with water and
driven away with chants of "Ole-ole-ole-ole... " meaning
"thief-thief-thief-thief" in adaptation of a popular international
soccer fans' song.
As a way of defending his flatulent ego, Mr.
Opeifa threatened he'd sue those pelting him with water. Although some
of the organizers initially tried to quell indignations, but the
participants soon took it against the organizers, alleging betrayal so
that organizers soon disowned Mr. Opeifa, denied inviting him, declared
that he intruded and asked him to go away.
stray-commissioner's intrusion was said to be one of his deceptive moves
to pacify the public in preparation for 2015 Lagos Guber race, a trick
similar to those who worked against interest of the public while in
office but feign friendly once out of the office or those seeking
re-election into same office.
"The sucker commercialized all
public roads in Lagos, banned fairly used Taxi cabs and asked us to
compulsorily buy his own at N4million each. He did not allow us buy the
same type anywhere else at their real market prices, now the hypocrite
wants to form familiarity at our hero's memorial event. Who born am?",
one of the protesters said.
Taxi drivers in Lagos alleged that
Mr. Opeifa's gluttonous introduction of only "specific cabs" which must
be purchased from him with payment in installments was his own way of
profiting from the acclaimed Lagos Mega City Project. One of them said
the Taxi-cab type Opeifa asked drivers to compulsorily patronize him on
or leave the road, actually sell at almost 45% lower than his own price
in market, but he denied them the right to purchase from market.
Kayode Opeifa, the stray-commissioner's intrusive presence caused event
to dramatically end as participants left the event for not counting it
worthy to be at same occasion with him.
"We deported him from
our event and that's to show him sample what it feels like for his
master, Fashola to deport people from Lagos", another protester said.
Source: Sahara Reporters