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Ekiti: Omirin Faction Chooses Varsity as Sitting Venue, Suspends Pro-Fayose Speaker

This Day (Saturday, December 20, 2014):  Nullifies receipt of 2015 Appropriation Bill

Victor Olakiitan in Ado Ekiti

The embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin, and 18 other members of the All Progressives Congress members in the Assembly on Friday said his faction would henceforth hold its sitting at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti because of the level of insecurity in the State over the factional crisis rocking the Assembly.

At a sitting they held Friday in Ado Ekiti, they suspended the Speaker of the pro-Fayose lawmakers, Hon.   More....

Tribunal Affirms Fayose, Election , Ekiti

This Day (Saturday, December 20, 2014):  Tobi Soniyi in Abuja and Victor Olakiitan in Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress challenging the return of Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the governorship election held in the state.

The tribunal affirmed the return of Fayose by the Independent National Election Commission, (INEC), in June.

In a swift reaction, the APC vowed to appeal the verdict of the tribunal while Fayose described them as “bad losers.   More....

Ekiti: Fayose floors Fayemi again

Vanguard (Saturday, December 20, 2014):  By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja & Gbenga Ariyibi,
Ado-Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, yesterday, affirmed Governor Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the governorship election held in the state on June 21.
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti State and Ayo Fayose

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti State and Ayo Fayose

The three-man panel which conducted its proceeding in Abuja, dismissed the petition filed against Fayose by the All Progressives Congress, APC.   More....

Fayose only gave us N200,000 each for fuel, we never took bribe from him –Omirin

Punch (Saturday, December 20, 2014):  by Kamarudeen Ogundele

In this interview with KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE, the embattled Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, talks about his face-off with the governor, Ayodele Fayose

The factional speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi, said your impeachment was constitutional because the House had the number of people required to impeach you, which was 10. What do you say to that?

I’m disappointed in him because it shows he is not a legislator.   More....

Fresh trouble in Ekiti: 19 APC lawmakers set up new assembly

Punch (Saturday, December 20, 2014):  by Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ade Adesomoju, Fisayo Falodi, Tunje Ajaja and Eric Dumo

The 19 All Progressives Congress members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Friday formed a parallel assembly at a secret location and suspended factional Speaker Dele Olugbemi and the six lawmakers loyal to him.

The APC lawmakers accused the seven Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers of violating Section 96 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.

Those suspended apart from Olugbemi are Mrs.   More....
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