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Fayose storms Ekiti Assembly 24 hours after summons

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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, visited the House of Assembly yesterday, less than 24 hours after the lawmakers summoned him to appear over alleged fraud.

Fayose said that he went to the Assembly because his conscience was clear. “I am here and if they need any clarification, I can answer because clear conscience fears no accusation.”

The Assembly had at its Thursday plenary summoned the former governor before its committee on public accounts over alleged misappropriation of council funds while in office.

Also summoned alongside the former governor were former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr. Dapo Olagunju; former Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mr. Kola Kolade; and all the 16 council chairmen during his regime.

The Assembly said that its decision to invite Fayose followed the adoption of the recommendations of its joint committee on public petition and local governments that were recently directed to look into a petition submitted to by eight suspended council chairmen in the state.

On arrival at the Assembly complex, Fayose was received by the Speaker, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, and his deputy, Hakeem Jamiu, and they met behind closed doors for about 40 minutes.

Fielding questions from journalists after the brief meeting, the former governor said: “I got their summon on the news media and I called the speaker last night to confirm whether it was true or not and he confirmed it. You know my style; when EFCC wanted me, I told them ‘I am here’.


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