Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Fayose Has Sealed My Office ––Ekiti Speaker Cries Out

 The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, said the Governor had ordered the sealing off of his office and taken several other unconstitutional actions against his person and office.

This, the Speaker claimed, followed the action of seven PDP members of Ekiti State House of Assembly who illegally sat to attempt to change the leadership of the House, but only succeeded in approving the reconstitution of the local government caretaker committees and confirmation of the commissioner-nominees sent to the House of Assembly last week by Fayose.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said Fayose had earlier employed threats and coercion, including freezing the accounts of the Assembly, cutting off the electricity supply from the Speaker’s Lodge and stopping statutory votes for the Speaker’s upkeep and protocol to intimidate Omirin and have firm control of the House.

He added that on Tuesday, the governor announced the sacking of the Speaker’s aides, including that of the Deputy Speaker and Majority Leader.

    Olujobi claimed that the Speaker’s official vehicles had been demobilised because their keys had been taken to the office of the governor, while his official drivers had been redeployed...

Efforts by Punch to get the state government reaction to this development failed. But Fayose had earlier denied involvement in the purported removal of the Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly.

The PDP lawmakers had cited the absence of the Speaker and his deputy, Taiwo Orisalade, as reasons for the appointment of the Acting Speaker for the Monday’s business.

Although, the PDP has seven, members in the Assembly, 10 persons attended the plenary on Monday, the identities of the other three remained unknown as of press time.

The APC on Tuesday maintained that only seven members of the Assembly sat at the plenary when they had required nine members to form a quorum according to the law.

The party challenged the governor to name the 10 lawmakers that sat on Monday and to provide the video recording of the proceeding.

The situation is already generating heat in the state.

What is this man's problem? Is he that insecure? Can't he just accept that he won and move on or is there something else he is afraid of?

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