Sacked Ekiti LG Chairmen reject Fayose N35 million offer

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

The 16 former Ekiti Local Government chairmen sacked by former Gov. Kayode Fayemi have rejected the N35 million offered by Gov. Ayodele Fayose out of the N3.3 billion owed them.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Supreme Court had on December 9, ordered the State Government to pay the chairmen and counsellors N3.3 billion as compensation.

In a unanimous judgment read by Justice Chima Nweze, the Supreme Court held that the sack by Mr. Fayemi was illegal and unconstitutional.

Ogunbiyi Olasunakanmi-Synergy, who led the sacked chairmen, made the rejection known at a news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

He said an attempt to subvert the Supreme Court’s judgment would be resisted by “the good people of Ekiti’’ and called on Fayose to obey the verdict of the apex court.

Mr. Olasunkanmi-Synergy said that violating the Supreme Court would amount to a total disregard to the judgment of the court.

“All the local government chairmen between 2008 and 2010 met today and unanimously rejected the governor’s offer because accepting such offer will be tantamount to disobeying the Supreme Court,’’ he said.

He said any negotiations from the governor should be done through the association’s lawyer, Obafemi Adewale.

He called on the governor to act in the interest of the people who served the state “meritoriously’’.

The former chairman, therefore, said that denying them their benefit would not augur well for the members.

(NAN)


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  • Fantastic

    Where will Ekiti state government get N3.3 billion? This supreme court ruling doesn’t make sense. How did they arrived at N3.3 billion?

    • So oju abe niko

      I thought so too. Ekiti is one of the poorest states in the nation. The entire budged passed recently was well below 100 billion naira, yet the court want only 16 people to be paid 3.3 billion. Without any question, they will never smell anything close to that amount, no matter who is in government. How did the court compute N206 million per person in the award?

      • Emeka

        Is the Supreme Court that awarded 3.3billion to the sacked chairmen, not the same Supreme Court that ruled in favor of Fayose to remain the governor of Ekiti state even though the evidence against him was so clear he rigged his way into that office. What is sweet in the mouth of “A” is also an unadulterated honey in the mouth of “B.” He must look for the money and pay them, or else he seizes to be the governor, because you can’t thwart the orders of the highest court of land, no matter who you are.

    • Mufu Ola

      The Supreme Court wants Fayose to sit up & be serious about governance instead of being a busybody & spreading executive hooliganism.

  • Fantastic

    This is not about Fayose but about Ekiti state, moreover chairmen were illegally sacked by your mentor Fayemi. I am only concerned about the state of finance of Ekiti state