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DISSOLUTION OF LGS: EKITI EX-DEP. SPEAKER CALLS FOR FAYEMI’S IMPEACHMENT

By Lere Olayinka
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Former Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun has

described the dissolution of Local Government Councils in Ekiti State

by the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as illegal, brutish and an

usurpation of the powers of the State House of Assembly, saying; “The

House of Assembly should save its image and assert its authority be

commencing impeachment process against the governor forthwith.”

Reacting to the dissolution, Olatunbosun, who is also the State former

commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, in a statement

made available to journalists in ado-Ekiti said it was a shame that

people who claim to be promoters of rule of law are the ones carrying

out actions that are inimical to the survival of democracy in Nigeria.

He called on the National Assembly and President Goodluck Jonathan to

save Ekiti State from an impending chaos, which the illegal act of

Governor Fayemi is capable of causing in the State.

“This action is one that cannot stand. It is illegal,

unconstitutional, criminal and an affront on the Legislative Arm of

government which is the only body that can legislate on the

administration of local governments.
“It has also exposed the hypocrisy of Fayemi and his cohorts, who are

masquerading as lovers and promoters of rule of law and democracy in

Nigeria.
“Since the dissolution is illegal, it amounts to an impeachable

offence and it is my challenge to members of the State House of

Assembly that they should save the House from further ridicule by

commencing impeachment process against the governor as provided by the

constitution of Nigeria.
“Furthermore, I wish to urge the affected council officials to hold on

to the mandate freely given to them by the people and ignore the

dissolution.
“The ACN government should also be told in clear terms that the

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not prevent the party from

participating in the 2008 council elections, it boycotted the polls on

its own volition.
“Therefore, we in the PDP will not sit back and allow some group of

desperate and visionless individuals to throw our State into chaos

through actions that are not only illegal but constitutes an affront

on the nation's laws,” Olatunbosun said.