Adeyeye Slams Ekiti APC Lawmakers Over Call For President Jonathan's Impeachment
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State and former Afenifere Spokesperson, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has described call by the All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the Ekiti State House of Assembly for President Goodluck Jonathan's impeachment as puerile and self-serving.
Adeyeye, who berated the lawmakers "for allowing themselves to be drawn into the arena of childishness," said "I felt so embarrassed as an Ekitiman when I read the news in the newspapers because impeachment of the President does not concern any State House of Assembly."
In a release he personally signed and made available to journalists today, the governorship aspirant accused the State Governor, Kayode Fayemi of inciting the lawmakers against the President, with false accusations.
The lawmakers had explained that President Jonathan deserved to be impeached for deducting over N480 million from the revenue accruable to the state.
They stated that the deduction is having an adverse effect on the state of the economy of the state as the state government is finding it difficult to disseminate the full dividends of democracy.
However, Adeyeye, who accused Governor Fayemi and the APC lawmakers of playing to the gallery, said; "President Jonathan is not the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), and RMAFC holds monthly meetings with State Commissioners of Finance before sharing allocations to the Federal Government, States and Local Councils.
"It is the same way that Ekiti State gets it allocation that other States and the Federal Government get their own.
"Therefore, if there was any deduction of N480 million as alleged by Fayemi and his assembly men, shouldn't complaints have been made to RMAFC instead of advertising their ignorance by calling for the President's impeachment?
"And isn't Fayemi a member of the Council of State where he can raise issues bordering on any illegal deduction from the revenue accruable to Ekiti State?
"Most importantly, what could N480 million have done to the development of Ekiti State that the N25 billion bond wasted on irrelevant projects, out of which N5 billion is being kept for the June 21, 2014 governorship election would not have done?"