Ekiti State Governor ,Mr Ayo Fayose has denied reports that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly has been impeached by just seven lawmakers.
Fayose who spoke through a statement by Mr Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary said he was responding to “the news aired by the AIT that the Ekiti State Speaker has been impeached by 7 members.”
“Well, I am not supposed d to respond to the lies aired by the AIT purposely to misinformed members of the public because the legislature is another arm of government and whatever they do in their chamber is their business and the executive arm has nothing to do with that.
“If they remove their leaders and appoint new ones, that is their business. However, to educate the public, no speaker was removed.
“Nine members of the House sat today to approve the commissioner nominees, Special Advisers and the Local Government Caretaker Committees for the 16 local government councils.
The statement said further “There are 26 members in the House and the House standing order allows a quorum of 9 members to sit and appoint speaker plenipotentiary to preside. So, what transpired in the House is within the law.”
Fayose accused the All Progressives Congress,APC of being hypocritical .“APC are only being hypocritical. APC-controlled state of Edo, we all know what is happening there. For over a year now, the state governor has prevented the lawmakers from sitting”,the statement said.
“He said he was going to renovate the Assembly Complex and PDP lawmakers have been meeting in the dilapidated complex, while APC lawmakers are meeting at the Government House.
“Also another APC state of Rivers, the judiciary has been shut down for over a year too.”Fayose noted.