Fayose sacks all Ekiti council chairmen, secretaries, boards

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

The Ekiti State Government on Saturday announced the sack of the administrators of the 35 Local Government Areas in the state. The 35 local government areas involved are the original 16 and the 19 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Idowu Adelusi, made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Ado-Ekiti.

According to the statement, all the 35 council chairmen along with their secretaries and other members of the caretaker committees have been relieved of their appointments.

It stated that Governor Ayo Fayose had approved the immediate dissolution of all the councils.

The statement also ordered the immediate dissolution of all boards of parastatals, agencies and commissions.

It directed all the affected caretaker chairmen to immediately hand over to the directors of administration in their respective council areas.

Caretaker chairmen had been in control of the 16 council areas throughout the four year tenure of the immediate past governor, Kayode Fayemi.

The former governor also appointed caretaker committees for the 19 newly created LCDAs few days after the June 21 gubernatorial poll which he lost.

Mr. Fayemi’s attempt to hold council election in the 16 councils on February 4, 2011, but was halted by the state High Court ruling following a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

The PDP had alleged that some of the members of the State Independent Electoral Commission were card carrying members of the then ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Fayose, at his inaugural speech on Thursday in Ado Ekiti, vowed not to recognise any illegal creation made by the immediate past administration.

He also promised not to uphold appointments and promotions carried out after the former governor lost the gubernatorial election in June.

“Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended clearly spells the authorities and procedures for the creation of local government,” he said.

(NAN)


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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The thuggery blood in Ayo Fayose’s body and terrorist spirit are still bordering him as he commences his unconstitutional tenure as Ekiti State governorship with impunity and illegal actions.Fayose will never learn.Creating enemies and adding more enemies.

    • charles

      It’s not his fault…its d electorate…when I was at d university I was told they have the highest no of professors….how then can learned men n women vote in a licensed thug…every ekiti indigene should be ashamed of themselves..

      • MrFesh

        Don’t you think you are the one not seeing well here since with all their education they choose this ‘thug’?

        • charles

          I do not offer response to serial pdp lackeys and ethnic jingoist…

          • MrFesh

            You just did. Lackey.

      • King Andy

        Should be ashamed? What an insolent! The people made their choice and you think they should be ashamed? For you to have a divergent views from what the good people of ekiti state have doesn’t make them less important than you. You should rather be ashamed of yourself for failing to market Fayemi well. I have always said and for the umpteenth time that the turn up event in ekiti is basically the lack of principles, manifestoes, issue based politics played by APC. Instead of the party to busy itself telling the electorates what they intend to do, they are busy fighting PDP, casting aspersions on the opposition and insulting the president and the sensibility of Nigerians. This is just the beginning of their downfall. Even though I have an uh utmost regard for the Fayemi, I must quickly add that his failure wasn’t his fault but that of his party. He is a good man who unfortunately found himself in a wrong political party of hatred, rancor and propaganda.

        • charles

          I do not offer response to serial pdp lackeys…and ethnic jingoist…

  • Okey

    On the internet, I personally appealed to Dr Kayode Fayemi not to overreach the incoming administration simply because he was defeated in an election. He never heeded the appeal. Rather he went ahead to implement insincere policies on the eve of his departure – taking billions of Naira loans; awarding and paying upfront for billions of Naira contract; creating new L.G.As and appointing new caretakers/chairmen, etc. He had money for all those but never had money to pay civil servants their salaries since July. If he were in Fayose’s shoes, would he tolerate all these. By the way, did Fayemi retain any of the appointees of Segun Oni ?

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    At this point Fayose is right and constitutionally empowered to hire and fire at any time but not on elected individuals.

  • Ladelegan

    WHY KAYODE FAYEMI MUST BE ARRESTED…

    Correct decision. Kudos to Governor Ayo Fayose! A forensic probe should now follow.
    The irreponsible administration of Kayode Fayemi left a whopping 82 billion Naira debt –
    without his paying civil servants’ salaries for three months, as a sign of his incompetence.
    Kayode Fayemi must be docked to answer criminal charges for his acts and omissions.