APC LAWMAKERS LOSE OUT AS FAYOSE SURVIVES IMPEACHMENT PLOT

APC LAWMAKERS LOSE OUT AS
FAYOSE SURVIVES
IMPEACHMENT PLOT

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The 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers
in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have
lost out in their bid to impeach Governor
Ayodele Fayose, following the expiration of
their tenure on June 4 in compliance with the
1999 constitution.
To this end, a new Assembly would be
inaugurated on Friday, June 5, following the
expiration of the tenure of the beleaguered
Assembly.
The 4th Assembly, which was statutorily due
for inauguration on June 4, began legislative
duty on June 6, 2011 by ex-governor Kayode
Fayemi.
The State had been embroiled in crisis and
witnessed serious anxiety since Monday,
sequel to widespread rumour that the
lawmakers, led by Speaker Adewale Omirin
were allegedly planning to invade the State
and begin the impeachment process against
the governor.
To stave off impeachment hammer, the PDP
members had blocked all the entry points to
the State and prevented free flow of human
and vehicular movement into Ekiti.
The lawmakers had on April 4, 2015 issued a
notice of impeachment to Fayose, citing
cases of gross misconduct and flagrant
abuse of office.
Fayose, who could not hide his joy, said in a
state-wide broadcast on Ekiti State
Broadcasting Service that reprieve has come
for his government following the exit of the
19 APC lawmakers from the Assembly.
The Governor thanked the commercial drivers
and motorcyclists, the members of his party,
market men and women and prominent
citizens of the State for their unflinching
support.
“In view of my travail in the hands of the out-
gone lawmakers, reprieve has now come to
my government and I can now feel like a
governor.
“By tomorrow, Friday, June 5, I shall be
embarking on a town procession in Ado Ekiti
to thank my people for their supports. I want
you to meet me at Fajuyi Park where I am
going to commence the procession and move
round to give glory to God and humanity”,
Fayose
stated.
Source- ThisDay

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