Fayose sacks aides to Assembly Speaker, Deputy

Governor Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday terminated the appointment of all aides to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Modupe Alade in Ado-Ekiti.

Those relieved of their appointment include Wole Olujobi, Special Adviser (SA) (Media), Ojobamikan Dele, SA (Political) and Lawrence Awelewa, SA (Special Duties) to the Speaker.

Also on the list are Wande Omirin, SA (Youth Matters), Orija Samuel, Chief of Staff, and Sanmi Adeeko, PA to the Speaker.

Others are Taiwo Oluwaleye, SA (Media) to the Deputy Speaker, and Adedipe Esther, SA (Media) to the Majority Leader.

The statement directed all the affected aides to hand over all government property in their possession to the Clerk of the House before the close of office on Tuesday.

In another development, the Ekiti state government denied claims by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that Ekiti state Speaker, Adewale Omirin had been impeached.

Governor Ayo Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi ,said in a statement that the legislature, by its rules, forms a quorum with nine members, “and 10 were at the sitting and not seven as the APC had claimed.”

“Fayose was never near the Assembly Complex and Nigerians should ask APC leaders why they are always the ones that are right and others are wrong.

“In the APC-controlled state of Edo, Gov. Adams Oshiomhole has shut down the assembly for many months now.

“APC lawmakers hold their meetings in the governor’s bedroom at Osadebay Avenue, GRA, Benin. Nothing is wrong with that as the PDP members have been shut out!

“In another APC state of Rivers, courts have been shut down for over a year.

“Gov. Rotimi Amaechi wanted to appoint his man as the Chief Judge of the state and nothing is still wrong with that’’, added the statement.

The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed, had in a statement alleged that there had been attempts by seven PDP members in the House to impeach the Speaker.

(NAN)


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  • me

    This Fayose is sick. Very sick indeed. He will not survive this governorship. I am sure of that.

  • Truthometer

    Always in the news for the wrong reasons. Welcome to Ekiti of Emperor Fayose, the “Stomach infrastructure” shepherd. Please, don’t cry for Ekiti. It’s what they bargained for, that is about to choke them.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    To the street-boy, depthless Governor of Ekiti, separation of powers, which is constitutionally-embedded, means nothing! The Speaker is the head of the legislative arm of government just like the Governor is the head of the Executive Branch. The head of one branch cannot sack the staffers of the other arm. Fayose is speeding down a dangerous slope!

    • GbemigaO

      Ok. You are not really in the know of what happened. There is a law passed during the time of Gov. Fayemi that gives the power to appoint aides to the legislature to the executive arm. Why that law was passed by the same assembly is strange but Fayose has capitalised on that now. By the way, when Fayemi took over as governor, he also sacked all the aides of the former legislature . APC never raised any alarm then. The law of karma !

      • EMMANUEL OWOLABI

        What bothers me is when people strive to defend the indefensible! Can a state law supercede a national law? The submission is simply illogical. You want to defend your thuggish Governor!

  • Adoki

    Our state legislatures successfully sold their rights to state executives long ago for a mere plate of porridge. If you are in the governor’s good books, you are happy. If you are in the black book, e be for you. Else where would a geovernor find the courage to commit such illegality, since it in itself constitute grounds for impeachment.

  • King Carlos

    Fayose! Fayose! ! Fayose!!! How many times did I call you? Yorubas will say’ ina esisi ó kin jóni lè méji’, meaning- once beaten twice shy. You already have the record of being the only one to have defeated two incumbent governors, but becareful not to set the record of being tje only governor that was impeached twice from office.

    Yorubas concluded by saying…. abò oró l aà so fůnn omo l’uaabi… A word is enough for the wise Fayose.

    The elders have spoken.

  • EMMANUEL OWOLABI

    Would you have expected less from a Government of thugs, for thugs and thugs? A people deserve a Government they elect. I just pray that Ekiti will not go down irretrievably within the next four years. Nigeria truly is going through a season of anomie.