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Ekiti Monarchs Read Riot Act to Fayose, Omirin

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Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

As the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly continues unabated, the state Council of Traditional Rulers has warned the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the embattled Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin, to stop heating up the polity over the leadership crisis rocking the assembly.

The monarch said it was quite regrettable for the feuding parties to be externalising the crisis that ought to have been a local affair of the state, saying the council would soon summon the feuding parties to a roundtable discussion for an expeditious resolution of the crisis.   More....

Fayose inaugurates first executive council

Nigerian Tribune (Wednesday, November 26, 2014):  Ekiti State governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, inaugurated his first executive council and committed the members to oath of secrecy.

At a brief ceremony held at the executive council chambers of the Governor’s office, Fayose urged the members to be up and doing, adding that as “it’s all about service to the people who entrusted us with their mandate.”

He admonished them to be prepared to work for the overall best interest of the state.

In another development, Governor Fayose has directed contractors handling 26 projects awarded by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) during the last administration to proceed with the execution of the projects.   More....

Ekiti traditional rulers wade into assembly crisis

Nigerian Tribune (Wednesday, November 26, 2014):  Ekiti traditional rulers, under the aegis of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, have waded into the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly and called a meeting of the warring lawmakers to find a solution to the crisis.

The traditional rulers, in a communique after their meeting on Tuesday, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, expressed regret that the matter had been “externalised” by the lawmakers.

In the communique signed by the chairman of the council, Oba Adamo Idowu Babalola, the traditional rulers said: “the council has resolved to invite the two parties to a round table discussion geared towards restoring peace, concord and a harmonious working relationship between the two arms of government.   More....

Fayose, Ekiti and the progressives

Punch (Wednesday, November 26, 2014):  Shortly after he was sworn in as Ekiti State Governor last month, Ayo Fayose ordered the closure of a petrol station in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, giving a standard made-in-Nigeria excuse. That filing station belongs to one Adewale Omirin. Omirin also happens to be the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly and one of the progressives in the state. Last weekend, Omirin retaliated by promising Fayose a second dose of impeachment before Valentine’s Day, 2015. Clearly, these two are not lovers.   More....

Assembly crisis: Ekiti monarchs caution Fayose, Omirin

Punch (Wednesday, November 26, 2014):  The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose and the embattled Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, to stop heating the polity.

The council expressed concern over the feud between the two arms of government in the state, lamenting that a purely domestic matter had been taken outside the shores of the state.

The Ekiti monarchs noted that both Fayose and Omirin were representatives of the people and therefore should not do anything against the interest of the state.   More....
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