The Ekiti State House of Assembly has warned the All Progressives
Congress (APC)-led Federal Government that it will resist all efforts
to sack the Ayo Fayose-led government in the state through the report
of the military panel set up to review activities of soldiers in the
2014 governorship election.
The House, after its plenary on Tuesday, addressed journalists in
Ado-Ekiti, affirming its support for the governor, and asking the
Federal Government to desist from actions capable of breaching the
peace in the state, in the name of politics.
At the plenary, after the entire members of the House unanimously
condemned the Major-General Adeniyi Oyebade-led panel’s report, the
Leader of Business, Honourabel Olatunji Akinyele, presented an
eight-point resolution of the Assembly, warning the APC-led government
against plotting to usurp the state government and attempt on the life
of the governor.
“President Muhammadu Buhari should not rubbish the military after it
has been commended for its role in the election in the name of
opposition to Governor Ayodele Fayose. He should use Fayose’s
criticism positively to enhance his government.
“Ekiti House condemns the report of the panel headed by Adeniyi
Oyebade which concentrates on Ekiti, leaving out Osun and Edo states
being governed by the APC.
“The indictment of the military, after it had been lauded by both
international and local election observers, is an embarrassment to
Nigeria and the Nigerian military.
“Ekiti House is not unaware of the plot of the APC to use the panel’s
report to take over the government in the state through the back door.
Ekiti also knows that the Federal Government plans to muzzle Fayose as
the only visible opposition to its tyranny.
“As elected representatives of the people of Ekiti, we will resist any
attempt by the APC and the Federal Government to take over Ekiti
“We also want to say that we are solidly behind the mandate freely
given to Ayodele Fayose by the people of the state on June 21, 2014.
We will guard it jealously. We have no apology for our loyalty to
“We support his pragmatic leadership, fearlessness and philosophy of
stomach infrastructure,” Akinyele said.
The motion was supported by Honourable Abiola Jeje and was unanimously
supported by the entire members of the Assembly.
Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Olugboyega Aribisogan,
who read later read a statement to journalists on behalf of the
Speaker, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, noted that the House relied on
security reports indicating the plots of the APC-led Federal
Government to pass the strong resolutions.
He reiterated all the points in the resolutions read on the floor of
the House by Akiyele, calling on the Federal Government to be cautious
so as not to truncate the peace currently reigning in the state.