The 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have said there is no going back on the impeachment plot against Governor Ayodele Fayose. The embattled Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin, said the governor could not run away from the process because the impeachment notice served on Fayose was a constitutional matter and contained serious issues of the law.
He said, “It will soon dawn on Fayose and his aides that the matter at hand goes beyond exuberant media skirmishes that are being deployed to rally support for the governor. Attention of the world has shifted to Ekiti State following the leaked tape detailing electoral fraud perpetrated to give Fayose victory. After that, several issues in Ekiti State are being questioned on the place of the constitution in nurturing democracy in the country, and as responsible citizens, we must act right to make democracy work.”
Omirin said all allegations raised in the impeachment notice were constitutional matters, to which the governor must be ready to produce answers instead of “belligerent attitude” in the media in addressing serious issue of constitutional significance.
Advising the governor to respond to the allegations against him, he said running away from the Government House and using his aides to cover his track would not help him in defending his assault on the nation’s constitution and other infractions against the constitution that were already established against him in courts.