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EKITI PDP DIRECTS COUNCIL CHAIRMEN, COUNCILORS TO RESUME DUTY ON THURSDAY

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has directed all

elected Council Chairmen and Councillors in the State to ignore the

purported ratification of dissolution of the Local Councils by the 12

Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) lawmakers, saying; “It is obvious

that the Mr. Kayode Fayemi-led ACN government wants to foist anarchy

on Ekiti State and we will help him to achieve that.”

PDP, in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Chief Bola Olu-Ojo

directed the council chairmen and councillors to resume duty in their

various offices on Thursday.
Olu-Ojo said Fayemi and his ACN people are being driven to the level

of insanity by their desperate bid to get access to the local

government councils' fund and the need to settle his party's

chairmanship and councillorship candidates with appointments at the

local governments on the other.
He described the purported appointment of Hon. Gbenga Odebunmi of the

ACN as Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly by the 12 ACN

lawmakers today as laughable and ludicrous, adding that; “It is

painful that Fayemi, a beneficiary of the rule of law is now promoting

illegalities in the State.”
“Today, Fayemi and his Lagos invaders took their reign of

illegalities to the peak by prompting the 12 members of the ACN in the

State House of Assembly into a jankara sitting without the Speaker,

Clerk and the Mace, which is the House symbol of authority.

“In the purported sitting, which was carried out by locking themselves

in the hallowed chamber of the House, Gbenga Odebunmi, a member of the

ACN, representing Ekiti West Constituency I was appointed as the

deputy speaker to replace Hon. Saliu Adeoti, who died a few weeks ago.

“Immediately after this illegal sitting, Fayemi's illegal dissolution

of the local councils and list of his caretaker committee were

approved. This was done in contravention of the State Local Government

Administration (Amendment) Law No. 6 of 2001, which provided that

two-third of the 26-membered House must ratify council dissolution.

“With this latest development, Fayemi has shown that he is averse to

the rule of law and we are more than ready to help him the regime of

anarchy, which he is foisting on the State.
“We therefore direct all the duly elected council chairmen and

councillors to ignore the purported ratification of the dissolution

and resume at their offices on Thursday.
“The police and other security agencies in the country are also urged

to protect the elected council officials from the thugs already

imported into the State by the ACN government,” Olu-Ojo said.