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Ekiti House Summons Fayemi Over Missing N852m UBEC Fund, Condemns DSS

By Lere Olayinka
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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

order.
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

fail woefully.
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

definitely fail.”