Fayose Dedicates Supreme Court Verdict To God

fayose-The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has dedicated the Supreme Court’s judgement, affirming his victory in the Ekiti State governorship election held last year, to God.

In a statement after the court’s judgement, Governor Fayose said: “I want to sincerely appreciate Ekiti people for their resilience and love for me. I am formally dedicating this victory to God and to them”.

“Having voted for me 10 months ago, and confirming the victory by the subsequent elections in the last few weeks, the people of Ekiti State have shown that they are unequivocal about their choice and their determination to protect and defend that mandate.

Protecting Democracy

“I cannot but appreciate the Apex Court for protecting democracy and also for living to the expectation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who had assured that under his leadership, the judiciary would not subscribe to any plot to change the outcome of elections through the instrumentality of the Court.

“I think the necessary lessons must have been learnt and it is obvious that Nigeria is evolving democratically,” he said.

Addressing his opponent, Mr Kayode Feyemi, Governor Fayose said: “I plead with you to sheath your sword and join me in the development of Ekiti State. If truly our struggle is about service to our dear State, it is time to come together and channel all our resources towards the development of the State.

“I am irrevocably committed to the protection of all, including the opposition in the State.

“Nobody is infallible, and I am not a perfect being. The only one that is perfect is God, but He, in His infinite mercies has made me the Governor of Ekiti State today.

“I have a term and tenure; there will be another opportunity for Ekiti people to decide who governs them. Rather than trouble the peace of the State, our friends in the opposition parties should accept the will of God concerning our dear State and wait till 2018.

“I thank all stakeholders and I am assuring them that I will leave Ekiti State better than I met it”.

Governor Fayose further commended security agencies for being alive to their responsibilities during the elections that were held in the sate on March 28 and April 11.

Meanwhile, The Supreme Court has earlier dismissed an appeal by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the eligibility and election of the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose for lack of merit.

Meanwhile, lawmakers in Ekiti State are making a move to impeach Governor Fayose, with a purported impeachment notice  circulated on the internet.

Governor Fayose has dismissed the move, saying that it is only God that can remove him from the governorship position.

I Have Not Received Any Impeachment Notice – Fayose

AYO-FAYOSEThe Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has again dismissed the impeachment notice allegedly posted online by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

While speaking at an audience participatory programme, ‘Meet Your Governor’ on Monday, Governor Fayose, said that those plotting his impeachment were the same enemies of Ekiti State that plotted his exit from office in 2006.

He said: “Nobody served me any impeachment notice. I only saw the notice online like every other person. I’m like Israel that is in the midst of enemies but will always prevail. Whoever wants to remove me will first have to impeach God”.

Fayose added that the APC people were trying to get at him because he wholeheartedly supported President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid.

“Let me say it again, I have not been served any impeachment notice. The House of Assembly is also on recess and Dr Adewale Omirin is not the speaker of the State House of Assembly.’

“Omirin is in court, challenging his impeachment and he can’t be challenging his impeachment in court and at the same time laying claim to being Speaker,” he said.

While urging the APC to accept defeat, as done by President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Fayose said: “By the power of God, they lost 16 – 0 on June 21, 2014, they lost 16 – 0 again on March 28, they will lose 26 – 0 on Saturday, April 11”.

Governor Fayose had earlier dismissed the impeachment plot, saying “the script being acted by the APC is a failed one because no one, no matter how highly placed he is, would be allowed to test the will of Ekiti people”.

Fayose Dismisses APC Lawmakers’ Impeachment Plot

fayose- on- APC lawmakers The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has advised members of the All Progressives Congress in the State’s House of Assembly to jettison their plan to impeach him, saying it is a ‘joke of the century’.

Responding to a purported impeachment notice, Governor Fayose asked the APC lawmakers to stop acting like jesters, saying, “the script being acted by the APC is a failed one because no one, no matter how highly placed he is, would be allowed to test the will of Ekiti people”.

The notice posted online and signed by Dr. Adewale Omirin, as the Speaker of the House, read: “Please, find attached herewith, allegations of gross misconduct made against your persons by a total of 19 members  of the Ekiti State House of Assembly in pursuance of the Provision of Section 188(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

“You are hereby informed that you are at liberty to respond to the said allegations in writing within seven days hereof”.

The governor described the purported notice as a “joke of the century” and reminded the lawmakers that “the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly is Hon Dele Olugbemi and not Dr Adewale Omirin.”

In a statement issued on Saturday , the spokesman to the governor, Lere Olayinka, said “Dr. Omirin is already in court, challenging his impeachment and common sense dictates that when you are challenging an action already taken in court, you have accepted the consequences of such action pending the determination of the suit you filed.”

The governor further urged the APC  lawmakers to stop advertising their ignorance and crudity in the market place by posting impeachment notice online.

“Since last year November, these so-called lawmakers abdicated their duties and ran to Lagos only for them to resurface on Wednesday, but they hurriedly ran away again.

“Now they are posting notice of impeachment signed on March 9, 2015 and Ekiti people are asking, was the motion for impeachment moved and adopted in Lagos or Osun State House of Assembly?

“Is impeachment of a governor done along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway inside a moving bus?

“Rather than going about advertising their ignorance and crudity, the APC  lawmakers should wait for the court to adjudicate on the case they filed because even the President-elect, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) would respect the rule of law when he assumes office,” the governor said.

PDP Suspends Ekiti Chairman

The working committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ekiti state chapter has suspended the chairman of the party, Ogundipe Makanjuola following the disagreement between the party members recently, alleging that the chairman is being bribed by some aspirants in the party.

The deputy chairman of the party, Femi Bamishile has been mandated to take over the office of the chairman until the investigations are over.

Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti, the Director information Ekiti state PDP, Gboyega Aribisogan, explained the cause of the disagreement saying some names of the committee members setup to look into the consensus issues are traceable to some aspirants therefore the state working committee agreed to step down the process so the list can be verified and corrected.

A faction of the PDP Ekiti state had on Wednesday opposed the consensus committee, set up by the leadership of the party, to look into the coming election to enable them pick the candidate for the governorship election 2014.

The disagreement resulted to blood shed of two members of the party namely Kola Adefemi and Tunji Olarinwaju. Some journalists were also seriously battered in order to prevent them from covering the incidents.

The Publicity Secretary of the chapter, Kola Oluwawole, condemned this.

Commissioner for information and civic orientation Ekiti state, Tayo Ekundayo, while reacting to this said Ekiti people are known as honourable men and women, hence resorting to violence as a way of settling political differences does not augur well for the state.

He sincerely urged all our politicians and leaders of political parties in the state to stay clear of actions capable of throwing the state into crisis as we approach the electioneering period. The peace and wellbeing of the state should remain a top priority to all who aspire to public office.