Protest rocks Ado Ekiti as Fayose’s supporters rally against alleged impeachment plot

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

Hundreds of supporters of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday trooped to the streets to protest alleged plan by members of the state House of Assembly to impeach the governor.

The protesters, under the aegis of Positive Minds Club for Teachers (PMCT), first converged on Fajuyi Park, Ado Ekiti with placards in the early hours of the day.

The protesters later marched to Ijigbo roundabout, Okesha, Okeyinmin areas of Ado Ekiti, where they were addressed by two of their leaders.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “No to impeachment”, “We want peace in Ekiti”, “Return the N800 million bribe to your leader”, “No going back on June 21 election result”, among others.

In his address, the President and Treasurer of the group, Messrs Ojo Patrick and Bello Ganiyu Akande, respectively said that they would mobilise the people of the state to move against any plan to remove the governor from office.

“It is a peaceful protest and the police are here to ensure that the protest is not hijacked. We are going to maintain peace throughout the protest.

“We just want to show to all Ekiti people that we stand by the result of the last election and our mandate.

“If the House of Assembly wants us to come and dialogue with them, we are ready,” he said.

Mr. Patrick appealed to the lawmakers “in the interest of all Ekiti people to stay clear of any move to impeach the governor”.

He said what the state desired now was peace, adding that all stakeholders should join hands with the governor to ensure peace.

The treasurer of the union, said “nobody should tamper with the mandate of the people be you, E-11 or anybody that may want to truncate that election.”

He said that the protest would continue until the lawmakers embrace peace and agree to work with the governor to move Ekiti forward.

The assembly had on Thursday at a press briefing denied collecting money to remove the governor.

The Majority Leader of the Assembly, Churchill Adedipe, who spoke on behalf of the assembly members, said the meeting they held with their leaders in Lagos was to discuss the forthcoming national convention of APC.

“And there is nothing wrong about that,” he said.



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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Ciome what may impeachment will be the final outcome of PDP-Ayo Fayose unconstitutional coming as governor of Ekiti State.
    There are 40-corruption-charges still pending in Nigeria high court against Ayo Fayose couple with his wish-hunting,attacks against judiciary and impunity governance.Fayose is insensitive and arrogant.

    • emmanuel

      You people want to burn Ekiti State down. It is very unfortunate that the someone seats down somewhere to set another man’s state on fire because he is loosing grip.

      Tinubu runs’ is about using numbers in House of Reps and Senate to negotiate personal benefits and the number is depleting so na to tear down.

      Kayode Fayemi you promised you will come back, is it under the destruction that will follow your masters game plan?

      Please give peace a chance, if not Nigerians would support the outcome of the conflagration that will consume Ekiti soon.

      • Truthometer

        You can go ahead and burn Ekiti down. Osun is ready to accept you people as refugees.

    • Okey

      Yes, including tarring a kilometer of road with N1 Billion and buying a N30 Million bed for himself and another of N20 Million for his wife !

  • King Carlos

    This is not a good start for Fayose, i just hope he doesn’t spend the next 4 years witch hunting or avoiding being witch hunted. It’s so obvious that he’s not recovered fron the hang over of being the governor.

    • Okey

      It is your camp that are still suffering the hang-over of the paralysis of hallucination. Up till this moment they have refused to accept defeat as they have tried and are still trying with destructive desperation anything to hang unto power. But Ekiti voters resoundingly defeated them on June 21, their defeat was so resounding and so eloquent that if they were persons or people of honour and integrity, they would give peace a chance. Salamic has retired from the bench, they should give a chance.

  • Omo Akin

    These Ekiti people are funny. These are teachers who are supposed to be doing what they are paid to do in the classroom, teaching. They abandoned their student to engage in a frivolous protest based on a spurious allegation. Impeachment is never carried out in secret. You have to move a motion on the charges which will be presented to the CJ for the CJ to set up a panel to investigate. Where is any of these steps taken? Fayose on the day of his inauguration said the state owed 89 billion and revised it to 57 billion the following day. How can intelligent people continue to act on the say so of a character like this?
    I hope Fayose and his thugs will accept it when Ekiti people vote against President Jonathan next year.

  • sanetalk

    Someone must be afraid of a shadow lurking somewhere or how else could this charade be explained. Impeachment has a process and we have not seen any step towards this in Ekiti against the new governor, moreover such a step would be ill advised. If it is not some wild figures as debt, it would be some unnecessary noise about a lodge, the governor must roll his socks and face the task of what he promised the people otherwise the people will see all these as antics of someone who has no programs for them and the consequences are better imagined than experienced. Those berating the opposition for going to court over the election are not sincere as they saw nothing wrong with Omisore doing the same thing in Osun where the election was equally free and transparently fair.

  • Strong System

    Political jobbers, trying to intimidate the judiciary.
    A thug gauges everyone with his own scale, believing that they are all thugs