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Alleged impeachment plot: Ekiti assembly passes confidence vote on Fayose

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Twenty-Three members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday passed vote of confidence on Governor Ayodele Fayose, while dissociating themselves from the alleged plot to impeach him.

Armed policemen allegedly laid siege on the Assembly premises on Wednesday night to pave way for the three lawmakers of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to reconvene the plenary; a week after the members went on recess.

The move was condemned by Speaker Kolawole Oluwawole as he alleged that the Assembly clerk’s signature was forged in a letter purportedly written to request for police cover.

But the Spokesman of the Assembly, Samuel Omotoso, who spoke with newsmen on behalf of the 23 members at the government house, said they came on a solidarity visit to governor Fayose.

He expressed displeasure at the siege on the Assembly by security agents, saying the members are solidly behind the governor.

Omotoso said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were fully in support of the move by the party to retrieve Olusola’s mandate, which was allegedly stolen from him. “We are solidly behind him and our party the PDP.

We support the decision of the party to go to court to retrieve the stolen mandate and also to tell the whole world that if 23 members are on the same page, we want to see how they want to use three members to perpetrate illegality in the state.”


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