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2011: IMPEACHMENT CAN'T STOP ME – FAYOSE

By NBF News

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has dismissed the possibility of his planned return to the Government House in 2011 being ruined by the impeachment saga that truncated his tenure in 2006.

He told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday when he visited the Hausa/Nupe communities in the state capital that the controversial impeachment would not stop him from contesting for the governorship seat in the next general elections if the Action Congress (AC) governorship candidate in the election re-run, De. Kayode Fayemi fails to win at the appellate court.

He observed that impeachment or outcome of an administrative panel of enquiry could not be an impediment to any intending party in the coming elections. Fayose noted that the recent constitution amendment at the National Assembly also gave him and others in similar circumstance, a clean bill of health.

'The Senate has made it clear in the amendment that only the pronouncement from a court of law can bar anybody from a political contest. So, those nursing the thought would soon find themselves in reproach,'Fayose said. Fayose, who declared his interest in the governorship race a fortnight ago at Emure-Ekiti, said nothing would stop him from winning the race because the people of the state were eager to have him back as their governor.

During the visit to the Hausa/Nupe communities with other chieftains and supporters of the Labour Partry (LP), he assured the people of his readiness to make life better for them if he wins 2011.

While declaring their unflinching support for the former governor, the leader of Hausa Community in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, said the three years of Fayose's administration witnessed monumental development in the state.

Fayose, who advised the people to go and register en masse whenever the voters registration exercise begins, donated food stuffs worth millions of naira to the natives of the two communities.