Ekiti House Summons Fayemi Over Missing N852m UBEC Fund, Condemns DSS
The Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned the immediate-past Governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to appear before it on Tuesday, March 22, to explain how the N852 million Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) fund was expended by his administration.
Also, the House condemned the invasion of the Assembly complex by the operatives of Department State Security (DSS) in a gestapo manner to arrest four members of the House.
According to the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Gboyega
Aribisogan, the two position were contained in a separate resolutions
passed by the House at its plenary on Wednesday.
Members of the House said the diversion of the fund by Dr Fayemi had
affected the state as it could not access the UBEC fund for the past
two years. The Lawmakers threatened to take legal action against the
former Governor and to invite relevant anti-graft agencies to take up
the matter, if he refused to appear before the House on the day.
The Leader of Government Business Hon Olatunji Akinyele, moved the
motion for the approval of the two resolutions and they were
unanimously approved by the lawmakers.
Members who included Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, Ekundayo Akinleye Sunday
Akinniyi, Dr. Omotosho Samuel, Titilayo Akerele and Olusegun Akinwumi
condemned the invasion of the Assembly complex by DSS operatives and
described the action as shameful, barbaric and crude.
They called on the international community and well-meaning Nigerians
to call the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to
The lawmakers also canvassed for immediate stoppage to the DSS siege
on Ekiti House of Assembly and the release of the four abducted
members for the organization to charge them to court.
While capping up discussions at the plenary, the Speaker of the
Assembly, Rt Hon. (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, said the evil plot of the
APC to truncate the democratically-elected government in Ekiti would
He said that the members of the House ould never be induced or
coerced to impeach the popularly-elected Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He noted that the APC spokesman in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatunbosun, had
taken over as the spokesman of the DSS, confirming the allegation that
the APC and the DSS were “joined in their evil plan which will