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