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Impeachment: Ekiti Assembly Writes CJ, Demands Panel To Investigate Fayose

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, (THEWILL) – Ekiti State House of Assembly has written to the State Chief Judge‎, Mr. Justice Ayodeji Daramola, asking him to set up a panel to investigate allegations raised in the impeachment notice to Governor Ayodele Fayose.

At a special sitting held at M‎ary Hills Boys High School, Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday, the lawmakers said they relied on Section 101 of the 1999 Constitution as amended which empowers the Assembly to regulate their sittings, including sitting in a public building within the state capital if conditions exist in the hallowed chamber that endanger members' lives.

Majority Leader, Churchill Adedipe, Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency One, explained that the sitting ought to have taken place in the hallowed chamber on April 7 but members were waylaid by thugs who mounted roadblock and threatening their lives with dangerous weapons, thereby making them to abandon going to the Assembly.

Relying on Section 188 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Adedipe moved the motion empowering the Chief Judge to set up the panel.

His motion was seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Adetunji Orisalade, representing Ido/Osi Constituency Two.

After debates, the lawmakers in a unanimous vote supported the motion‎ directing the chief judge to set up the panel.

The House later adjourned to Friday.