COUNCIL DISSOLUTION: FAYEMI READS RIOT ACT TO DEPOSED CHAIRMEN
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has warned that the state government would take decisive legal steps if the deposed council chairmen in the state continue to take the laws into their hands by hindering workers from performing their lawful duties.
Fayemi who gave the warning while addressing traditional rulers in the state during their first meeting since his emergence as governor, reiterated that his administration was committed to the rule of law and would not do anything to undermine it.
The Governor explained that the dissolution was informed by the striking out of a suit filed by the ousted council chiefs and condemned the attempts of the erstwhile chairmen to hinder workers from performing their lawful duties. Fayemi said his administration was committed to the unity and development of the state and would not compromise on efforts aimed at maintaining peace in the state.
Fayemi who assured that his administration would not discriminate against anybody or group of people, promised to accord topmost priority to the welfare of traditional rulers in the state.
He added that his administration would not only ensure prompt completion of road projects initiated by the previous administration but would accord top priority to construction of good roads to enhance industrialisation. He however solicited the support of the royal fathers in the task of developing the state and charged them to ensure peace and tranquility in their respective domains.
Speaking on behalf of the monarchs, the Chairman of the state Council of Obas, the Arinjale of Ise Ekiti, Oba Adetunji Ajayi pledged their unflinching support for the Fayemi administration.
The council advised the governorto appoint Caretaker Committees to oversee the affairs of the Local Government Councils in order to ensure the continued delivery of the dividends of democracy to the people of the grassroots and pledged their continued prayers for the success of the administration.