Legislators at Ekiti Assembly have served
Governor Ayo Fayose an impeachment notice and have given him seven days to
At least 18 members of the
Ekiti State House of Assembly have agreed to commence investigations
into allegations of grave misconduct against the governor.
One of the legislators in Ekiti told Sahara Reporters, “We are
going to look at the allegations against Governor Fayose in a
responsible manner and make our decision in line with the rule of law
and the overall interest of the people of the state.”
If indeed Fayose
gets successfully impeached, it would mark his second impeachment in
Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose responds to impeachment threat from APC
members in the State House of Assembly. His statement below…
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has advised All Progressives
Congress (APC) members in the State House of Assembly to stop acting
like jesters, saying; “The script being acted by the APC is a failed one
because no one, no matter how highly placed will be allowed to test the
will of Ekiti people.”
The governor, who described the purported impeachment notice posted
online by the APC lawmakers as “joke of the century” said; “The Speaker
of the Ekiti State House of Assembly is Hon Dele Olugbemi and
not Dr Adewale Omirin.”
In a statement issued on Saturday
by the his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media,
Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “Omirin is already in court,
challenging his impeachment and common sense dictates that when you are
challenging an action already taken in court, you have accepted the
consequences of such action pending the determination of the suit you
He said the APC lawmakers should stop advertising their ignorance and
crudity in the market place by posting impeachment notice online.
“Since last year November, these so-called lawmakers abdicated their duties and ran to Lagos only for them to resurfaced on Wednesday, but they hurriedly ran away again.
“Now they are posting notice of impeachment signed on March 9, 2015 and
Ekiti people are asking; was the motion for impeachment moved and
adopted in Lagos or Osun State House of Assembly?
“Is impeachment of a governor done along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway inside a moving bus?
“Rather than going about advertising their ignorance and crudity, the
APC lawmakers should wait for the court to adjudicate on the case they
filed because even the President-Elect, Major General Mohammadu Buhari
(rtd) will respect the rule of law when he assumes office,” the