Impeachment: Deputy gov, others block Ekiti Assembly entrances

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State   on Monday blocked the two major roads leading to the   state House of Assembly following   rumours that 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers were planning to hold a sitting to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The party loyalists were led by the Deputy Governor,   Kolapo Olusola; a former Speaker,   Tunji Odeyemi; the Special Assistant to the governor on Information,   Lanre Ogunsuyi, and   Fayose’s Public Communications and New Media aide, Lere Olayinka.

Although nine Toyota Hilux vans carrying men and officers of the Police and the Department of State Services manned the main entrances to the Assembly, the PDP members erected canopies about 200 metres away from the Assemby’s premises.

Some of them sat quietly under the canopies erected by the Secretariat Road   while others danced to music supplied in front of the old complex.

A bus was used by the PDP members to prevent movement into the Assembly premises from the same road.

On Iyin Road, many of the party supporters also ensured that no one was allowed into the complex.

The APC lawmakers, who had since November 17 stayed away from the House proceedings, had served Fayose with an impeachment notice. They cited impunity, brigandage, stalking and other constitutional breaches by Fayose as reasons for the impeachment notice.

But Ogunsuyi told journalists on Monday that the APC lawmakers led by the   Speaker, . Adewale Omirin,   erred in law by   sending a notice of impeachment to Fayose.

He added that Omirin could not claim to be the Speaker while still challenging his own impeachment in the court.


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