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