Impeachment: Ekiti Assembly Directs CJ To Set Up Panel Against Fayose

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has directed the chief judge of the state, Justice A. S. Daramola, to constitute a panel to investigate allegations of misconduct levelled against Governor Ayodele Fayose.

In a resolution of the assembly dated April 9, 2015, the 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that the constitution of a panel became necessary in view of the impeachment notice served on the governor on March 3, 2015.

The lawmakers were said to have made resolution during a special sitting at Mary Hills Boys High School, Ado Ekiti, yesterday.

The impeachment notice against Fayose details eight impeachable offences against the governor bordering on impunity, brigandage, stalking and other constitutional breaches.

A part of the resolution signed by the Speaker of the assembly, Hon Omirin Adewale Albert and two members of the assembly, Hon Orisalade Taiwo and Hon Adedipe Olubumi, read: “In view of the debates on the impeachment notice dated 3rd of March 2015, whereat members unanimously agreed that same be looked into in accordance with the provisions of section 188 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).   The motion was seconded by Hon. Taiwo.

“That the Chief Judge of the state is hereby directed to set up a committee to investigate allegation of constitutional breaches levied against the Governor of Ekiti State Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose and Deputy Governor Dr. Ojo Kolapo Eleka in accordance with the provisions of section 188 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”

The lawmakers are accusing Fayose of masterminding the invasion of the state assembly by thugs and miscreants, instigating an unconstitutional takeover of the House by seven legislators to sit in contravention of Section 96(2) of the 1999 Constitution, and preventing the 19 APC legislators from performing their duties with the use of security agents and armed thugs.

Reacting to the development, Fayose stated that no sitting of the state Assembly took place yesterday.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Comminutions and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said,” The state House of Assembly is on recess. No sitting of the lawmakers is talking place in the assembly. Kindly disregard information being circulated by the APC that their lawmakers are sitting somewhere in Ado-Ekiti.”

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