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PDP kicks as Ekiti Assembly approves 19 LCDAs  (25/07/2014) Osun election will be easier for PDP than Ekiti Zonal officer  (25/07/2014)
PDP slams Ekiti Assembly over approval of new LGs  (25/07/2014) PDP chides Ekiti Assembly for creating 19 LGDAs  (25/07/2014)
Lagos APC: PDP has taught us a lesson in Ekiti  (24/07/2014) Fayose accuses Fayemi of employing 4,000 new workers  (22/07/2014)
I have no life aside my husband Feyisetan, Fayoses wife  (22/07/2014) PDP faults Fayemi over concession speech  (22/07/2014)
Referendum approves creation of new councils in Ekiti  (22/07/2014) Ekiti LGDAs: PDP warns lawmakers on referendum  (21/07/2014)

PDP kicks as Ekiti Assembly approves 19 LCDAs   Back To Top

From: Nigerian Tribune      Published on: Friday, July 25, 2014

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided the state House of Assembly for going ahead to approve the creation of 19 new local governments in the state, and described the action as disrespectful to law and illegal.

The PDP in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Thursday and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, said it is height of illegality for the Assembly to increase the number of proposed local governments from 18 to 19 when referendum was conducted for 18 local governments.
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He said: We are still in court challenging the legality of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) and the body went ahead to organise an illegal referendum.

The Assembly added more illegality to an illegal act by increasing the number of the councils. We are restating the fact that both SIEC and Assembly are into illegal acts.

You cannot build something on nothing and we are law-abiding party and are calling on the people of the state to take note of what the outgoing government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is doing.

The House of Assembly had approved the creation of 19 additional councils in the state following the adoption of the report of its ad-hoc committee set up to work on an executive bill seeking the creation of the new councils.

The committee, according to one of its members, Ayodeji Odu, representing Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 11, justified the increase of the local councils saying it was based on the consideration of a petition submitted by the people Kajola/Oreniwa in Ikole Local Government Area.

The Majority Leader of the House, Mr Churchill Adedipe, had moved the motion for the approval of the report and the result of the referendum conducted by EKSIEC last Saturday, saying the result of the referendum conducted was a clear indication that Ekiti people were in full support of the exercise.

The House had also approved that the new councils be known as Local Councils Development Areas pending the final approval by the National Assembly.

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Osun election will be easier for PDP than Ekiti Zonal officer   Back To Top

From: Nigerian Tribune      Published on: Friday, July 25, 2014

The Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West Zone, Chief Banji Obasanmi, speaks in this interview with SAM NWAOKO on the recent governorship election in his home state, Ekiti; the coming, electoral contest in Osun State and sundry issues. Excerpts:
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The Ekiti election has come and gone. What would you, as a member of the executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, say as a recap of the election won by your partys candidate, Mr Ayo Fayose?

Like the outgoing governor has said, Ekiti people have spoken and they have made their choice of candidate, now the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose. That summarises the election. The people of the state have stated in unmistakable terms what their desire is and we thank God and thank them for choosing our party, the PDP.

But the All Progressives Congress (APC) has overruled their candidate in the election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who conceded defeat, and had gone to the tribunal. What do you make of this?

It is unfortunate that they are dissipating energy on things that cannot come to reality. The election was too fair, too clear and too clean to be questioned. But since they have decided to go to court, so be it. Actually, we envisaged that they might go to court. We pre-empted them and that is why the national Chairman of our party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, said he knew that they would go to court and we had already prepared to meet them there. We are ready for them at the

court because the election was just too clear to be debated.

What about the Ekiti people? What is the place of Ekiti people in all these?

I want to believe that Ekiti people are happy and satisfied with the result of the election. That is why everything is cool and calm; otherwise there could have been violence and dissension in the state. I strongly believe that the result of the election is the true reflection of their desire. That is why there was no problem anywhere in the state. Ekiti people are not timid; Ekiti people are outspoken and I believe that the people would have expressed their feelings if

the result of the election is not what they voted.

Your party is going into yet another contest on August 9 in Osun State. What is your level of preparedness for this election?

We are very well prepared. As a matter of fact, we are going to have a repeat of what happened in Ekiti State in Osun come August 9. There is no doubt about that.

Why do you sound this confident

I once said during the build-up to the Ekiti election, in response to a similar question, that the people are already tired of the APC. I want to state again that the people of the South-West are already tired of the APC. They want a change and good enough, their slogan is change and the people would make the necessary change.

It is the belief in many quarters that your candidate in the Osun election does not carry the same weight as Fayose in Ekiti nor has he got the same charisma. How do you react to this?

He has the same charisma, energy and the same disposition to the well-being of the people of Osun State. Senator Iyiola Omisore has the welfare of the people of Osun as his main agenda.

And you think the Osun public share in this disposition of yours?

Yes I do. Very well they do and that I can tell you.

But the general impression out there is that the PDP will not have it as smooth in Osun as it did in Ekit because of the kind of candidate the APC has fielded for the election. What do you make of this?

In fact, it is because of that same candidate that the job will be easier for the PDP. The PDP will have it smooth in Osun simply because of the APC candidate, Mr Rauf Aregbesola. Aregbesola has actually been able to do too badly in that state. That I can state categorically. His secular and religious activities are not making the people happy. Turning Christian schools to Islamic schools or institutions and vice versa, creating religious tension in the state that has been so peaceful, are not what the people want to continue

with. The churning out some draconian laws that are anti-people and that are bringing problems to them, are some of the reasons the people would be willing to change him and bring in the PDP candidate.

Coming back to Ekiti your home state, the state government has created local governments that have sparked controversy among some of the people and also between your party and the state government. What is your party at the zonal level doing about this?

The PDP in Ekiti State has gone to court about this issue and I know that the APC is only trying to create problems for the in-coming government. They are deliberately trying to create instability for the incoming government and to frustrate the incoming government. The party at the zone is already giving the necessary support and we would continue to do that.

But the government is following due process in dong it. It has gone to the House of Assembly, and has also engaged the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) in the process as required by the constitution?

There should also be morality in all these and I dare to ask why he is doing all these at the Eleventh Hour? What has he been doing in the nearly four years that he has been in government that he had to be doing this three months to the end of his government?

People have also argued that he can do it at anytime in the life of his administration because the tenure will not expire until October 16?

That is not right, not when you are already leaving government. He should not be doing a thing like this at the tail end of his administration when he had all the time in the life of his administration to do it. It is already too late and nobody would accept that from him.

It is one thing to win an election. It is another thing to make the best of it. How prepared is your party for governance this time round? Is your party not afraid of the so-called Fayose factor?

We are very well prepared and dont forget that the governor-elect is experienced. Hes been governor before. He knows the nitty-gritty of governance and Im too sure hes already prepared to do even better than he did before when he was the governor of the state. On the Fayose factor, I want you to know that it is the Fayose factor that gave us victory in the election. So, it is the main factor that gives us the credibility that the party desires and we are too sure he would do well in government.

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PDP slams Ekiti Assembly over approval of new LGs   Back To Top

From: Daily Sun      Published on: Friday, July 25, 2014

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has criticised the state House of Assembly for approving the creation of new local governments in the state. The party, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, by its Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, said the action of the assembly smacked of disrespect for law.

The PDP also said it was the height of illegality for the state lawmakers to increase the number of proposed local governments from 18 to 19 when referendum was conducted for 18 local governments.

We were still in court challenging the legality of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission when the body went ahead to organise an illegal referendum.

The Assembly added more illegality to an illegal act by increasing the number of the councils.

We are restating the fact that both SIEC and the assembly are into illegal acts.

You cannot build something on nothing, the party is lawabiding and is calling on the people of the state to take note of what the outgoing government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is doing, the PDP stated.

It insisted that the approval by the assembly for Governor Kayode Fayemi to create new local governments was illegal.

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PDP chides Ekiti Assembly for creating 19 LGDAs   Back To Top

From: Vanguard      Published on: Friday, July 25, 2014

By Gbenga Ariyibi

ADO EKITIEkiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday berated the state House of Assembly for approving the creation of additional 19 Local Government Development Areas, LGDAs, in the state, saying the House acted illegally.

The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, equally faulted the increase in the number of the councils from 18 to 19 when referendum was conducted for 18 councils

According to the statement We are still in court challenging the legality of the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission and the body went ahead to organise an illegal referendum. The Assembly added more illegality to an illegal act by increasing the number of the councils.

We are restating the fact that both State Independent Electoral Commission and Assembly are into illegal acts. You cannot build something on nothing and we are a law abiding party and are calling on the people of the state to take note of what the outgoing government of the All Progressives Congress is doing.

However, reacting to the allegation by the PDP that it secured courts injunction stopping the House from going ahead with the creation of local government, the Speaker of the House, Adewale Omirin, said no such injunction was received by the House
On the allegation that the House decided to create 19 LGDAs, when referendum was conducted for 18 councils, Omirin said the Houses action was based on the petition by the people of Ajoni-Oreniwa in Ikole Local Government.

Meanwhile, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement, PAAM, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to safeguard all materials used during the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.

PAAM, which accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of desperately plotting to rubbish the election results by replacing the used ballot papers with those already printed in China, said; the Ekiti election has restored INEC credibility and the electoral commission must guard jealously all materials used for the election.
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Lagos APC: PDP has taught us a lesson in Ekiti   Back To Top

From: Vanguard      Published on: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Joe Igbokwe is the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State capter of All Progressives Congress, APC. In this interview, he speaks on the the stability of the party in Lagos, the 2015 general elections and issues from the last election in Ekiti among others.

APC preparation for 2015 general elections in Lagos APC Lagos is leaving no stone
unturned given the setbacks we had in Ekiti State recently. More than ever before we are fighting and digging deep as if we are in the opposition. From state to the 57 LGAs, and to the 377 Wards we are playing the real politics, realising that all politics are local.

Challenge of stomach infrastructure I have told you that Ekiti people have added new words to our political lexicon and that is STOMACH INFRASTRUCTURE. We will play the politics to the letter. We will face the challenge with all the energy at our disposal. We have rice in abundance especially the one produced in Ikorodu, Lagos. We are doing other things which time and space will not permit me to recount here. Lagos has the capacity to carry out any assignment without let or hindrance. Thank God we got seven months notice from Ekiti people that political equation in Nigeria has changed from politics of ideas to politics of the stomach. The ruling party, PDP has impoverished Nigerians in the past 16 years and they are now using stolen money to buy votes. The new trend in Nigerian politics is to get to the office, create poverty and steal as much as you can.

Qualities expected from the next governor

Incumbent Governor Babatunde Fashola is leaving behind big shoes and anybody who will occupy that exalted office must be a leader of leaders. He must be lettered in the art of governance. He must be bold, experienced, firm, strong, courageous, widely traveled, widely exposed and very deep. He must have passion for service.

Developmental orientation

He must be a good mobiliser, friend of the poor, and must have a third eye. He must have a developmental orientation, he is not a hut builder. He must have a big heart. He must believe in government of small things as well as government of big things. Only the best is good for Lagos because Lagos is not a place for mediocrity.

Challenges next governor will confront

Development is work in progress. He will continue where Governor Fashola will stop. The incoming governor will have 25 million Lagosians to contend with. Building infrastructure will continue to pose a big challenge in Lagos until every road, every street is upgraded in Lagos. Astronomical growth in Lagos population will continue to be a challenge, Security will always pose a challenge. Transportation, housing, refuse disposal, jobs among others will continue to be the big issue. The challenge to make Lagos to remain the Centre for Excellence will always be there. Critics will be there to put him on the hot seat. The challenge to make Lagos the first destination among African cities will always be there.

Candidate emerging through consensus or primaries

Please leave this great assignment for the party leaders. Lagos is not in short supply of great leaders but only one out of 14 governorship aspirants will be victorious. In taking the decision a lot is going to be considered. If we make a mistake we may end up with a meretricious mediocrity. The leaders must be extremely careful now that ethnic and religious politics are taking the front seat in Nigeria. Our leaders must shine their eyes because APC Lagos will not go into 2015 elections with a divided house.

What is APC doing to prevent the repeat of the Ekiti episode in Osun?

What happened in Ekiti State will never, never happen in Osun State. Ekiti State was stolen and that robbery is unacceptable in Osun State. Even though we know PDP very well and their ugly antecedents we thought they will respect themselves in Ekiti and play to the rules but a leopard cannot change its skin. They will meet their waterloo in Osun State. In Osun State, PDP will meet a lion in Governor Aregbesola.

Next council election in Lagos?

Please leave that decision for the governor and the leadership of the party in Lagos. When the time comes the elections will hold.

On zoning of governorship slot

Going by the thinking of the partys leadership in Lagos, the Lagos West has produced a governor, the Lagos Central has produced one and now is the turn of Lagos East to occupy the exalted seat. I think this is a wonderful development that borders on justice, equity, and fair play. I am inclined to think that it is good for the commonwealth. I have no doubt in my mind that APC Lagos will key in to this development. It is fair to all concerned and it is going to be beneficial to all.

Agitation for a Christian governor

In 1993 nobody raised any eyebrow when Nigerians voted for the late Chief MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe, both of them Muslims. Now 22 years after, PDP has dragged Nigeria into ethnic and religious politics. This is unfortunate. I know that Christians in Lagos have been asking for a Christian candidate in Lagos because Muslim governors have ruled Lagos since 1999. They have the right to do so and the leadership of the party must listen to them. We have to live with it.

PDP has inflicted mediocrity, ethnicity, tribalism, sectionalism, sycophancy, and politics of infrastructure of the stomach in Nigeria. Nigeria is retrogressing, and moving dangerously into a state of anything goes. May we never crash this democracy? Lagos wants a good Governor, a thinking Governor and a goal getter. You can find a good Governor from every religion.
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Fayose accuses Fayemi of employing 4,000 new workers   Back To Top

From: Vanguard      Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It is untrue-Gov

By Gbenga Ariyibi

Ado EkitiEKITI State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, yesterday, claimed the outgoing administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi had since the June 21 gubernatorial election in the state, employed no fewer than 4,000 workers into the state civil service and the state university.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti (l) and Governor-Elect, Mr Ayo Fayose, during Fayose's visit to the Governor in Ado-Ekiti on Monday

The governor-elect, who featured on a local radio station in Ado-Ekiti, described such employments as illegal, warning civil servants against being used for illegalities that would attract severe sanction.
But in a swift reaction, governor Kayode Fayemi-led Administration, dismissed the claims, saying there was no iota of truth that the outgoing government recruited about 4,000 workers.

Chairman of the Ekiti State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Suleimon Afolabi Ogunlayi, while reacting to the allegation, said I want to say that the Civil Service Commission under my leadership is not aware of, is not a party to and is not making any plans and has not requested for or obtained any approval for the appointment of 3,000 or 6,000 applicants as being peddled.

However, why we are not unmindful of the fact that the present administration is in transit, the commission still has the powers to carry out the mandates in the areas of appointment, promotion, discipline and transfer of service.

According to him, the 334 persons that were employed into the service was before the June 21 election and they passed through the rigour of examinations and oral interviews, contrary to insinuations that the exercise was politicized, contending that the state would have loved to do more, but for dwindling federal allocation to the state.

But, Fayose claimed over 3,000 persons had been illegally employed into the state civil service and another 1,000 at Ekiti State University after the election, warning civil servants against being used for illegal acts, declaring that anybody found culpable would be dealt with severely.

While speaking on the planned creation of new Local Government Development Areas, LGDAs, he said I see such an action in the twilight of his administration as setting landmines for the incoming government.
This is apart from the fact that the matter is in court and the order given by the court has not been vacated. If the people of the state want him to continue with his policies, they would have voted him. The funds coming to the state come in the name of specific local governments.
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I have no life aside my husband Feyisetan, Fayoses wife   Back To Top

From: Nigerian Tribune      Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TAYO GESINDE provides excerpts of an interaction with Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, wife of the Ekiti State governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose.
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Although the Saturday, 21 June, Ekiti State governorship election has come and gone, its echoes are still reverberating, not just in Ekiti State, also in the South-West politics. Beyond a regional issue, even in the polity, the mystery surrounding the unseating of the incumbent governor of Ekiti State is what still baffles many up till date.

A lot of political watchers were shocked over the outcome of the election, most especially the opposition party leadership, whose politics is branded a progressive one, who never thought in their wildest imagination that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of the state, who was impeached from office, could defeat a sitting governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Not only that, that Fayose could win with such a wide margin or win in all the states local councils, including Fayemis local government.

Political pundits have been analysing the Ekiti State election results and have come up with different postulations, the summary of their submission is that Fayose won as a result of what the opposition termed stomach infrastructure.

Whatever anyone says or thinks, there is a factor that contributed to Fayoses victory at the election that many people , overlooked. Without considering his wifes contributions, the story of his victory at the poll is incomplete.

Feyisetan, in an interview, said of her husband: He is the only one I have. After God, it is him. I dont have any life besides him, so, you can see him in me and me in him. I dont have any other duty to perform than to support him spiritually, physically and morally. If I have 10 prayer points to pray about, if you look at it very well, after thanksgiving, I raise a lot of prayer points. At least, nine of those prayer points will go to him, then the remaining one, I will split it, half for the children and the remaining half for myself.

A devoted Christian, Fayoses wife believes in seeking the face of God before taking any decision. According to her, when he said he wanted to go into politics, I was against it because we were successful in our business. So, the question was why? He told me he would love to serve his people and gave me the opportunity to pray about it. He said he would abide by the outcome of my prayers. What I heard then was there shall be no loss and I told him to go ahead that the Lord would assist him but he must be ready for battles here and there.

When the battles came, I continued praying. God had prepared one for it, so one did not have any other alternative than to pray because anything you are involved with without facing challenges, check that thing very well, you are not likely to be carrying something genuine. But when that thing is good and solid, you will see people chasing and fighting you over it. I saw that period as a time to check oneself and challenge God that God, why this? I asked you before I ventured into this thing and you gave me the go ahead so, what is it that is happening?

That is not to say that when God has given you go ahead on a particular issue that you will not face hurdles and challenges but the thing is that you are going to overcome because God is on your side, Feyisetan said.

Having this at the back of her mind, Feyisetan said that was the reason she wasnt troubled in 2006, when she saw it in a vision that her husband was going to lose his seat. According to her, she relayed the dream to her husband and a few months later, Fayose was impeached. This made people who were in the know to fear her and it even earned her the appellation of Prophetess.

When this woman came out on 7 January, 2014 and predicted that her husband was going to win the 21 June election, while some people felt her pronouncement was the ranting of an ambitious woman, others who knew she doesnt get involved in idle talks took her words to heart, waiting anxiously to see if her prediction would come to pass again. For the husband, Ayodele Fayose, his wifes word was the assurance he needed that he would once again rule Ekiti State.

Feyisetan told Ekiti people that, I am not a politician but a woman who believes in God. As the Lord liveth, I have simply come to announce to you and any other doubting Thomases of the inevitable return and restoration of my husband, Mr Ayodele Fayose to his seat as the next governor of Ekiti State.

By the special grace of God, his return is certain and so destined. I am telling you that nothing can stop it. Fayose is a man with fierce outlook, but with a good heart. Almost eight years after his exit, his name is still a household name in Ekiti.

Just like she predicted, on 21 June, Ayodele Fayose again became the governor-elect of Ekiti State. Going by the trend of events therefore, it is easy to conclude that there is no doubt about the fact that Fayoses victory was beyond stomach infrastructure, rather, he won because he married a virtuous woman and therefore obtained the favour of God. So his victory was ordained by Him.

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PDP faults Fayemi over concession speech   Back To Top

From: Punch      Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has criticised Governor Kayode Fayemi for reportedly denying to have conceded victory to its candidate in the June 21 governorship election, Mr. Ayo Fayose.

In a statement made available to jorunalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state PDPs Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, said Fayemis sudden reversal of his concession showed the political inconsistency of his party, the All Progressives Congress.

Oluwawole said the voters disgraceful humiliation of the APC was responsible for his earlier concession of defeat, adding that the PDP never took the governor serious when he accepted defeat.

According to him, Fayemis claims that he made the statement then in order to save Ekiti from blood spilling is the demonstration of his garrulous arrogance because he knew that nobody would have raised a finger even if he was rigged out.

The double talk of the outgoing governor is a symptom of wild frustration hence, it took Fayemi a month to wake up from the other side of the bed to insult the intelligence of Ekiti people by saying that has not said he conceded defeat.

How do you describe Fayemi who congratulated a person who defeated him in an election that was adjudged to be free fair and peaceful by both Nigerian and International communities to come out after a month to change gear and be saying the opposite, the party asked.

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Referendum approves creation of new councils in Ekiti   Back To Top

From: National Mirror      Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

by ABIODUN NEJO

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC, yesterday submitted the results of the referendum it conducted last weekend, over proposed creation of 18 new local government council areas, to the State House of Assembly.

SIEC Chairman, Mrs. Bosede Adelusi, while submitting the results in Ado Ekiti, said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had conducted the exercise in line with its responsibility.

According to her, having submitted the results to the Assembly, it now behoved on the legislative body to take the next step on the issue of council creation.

Receiving the report, Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin, who refuted the claim of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the House was acting illegally for accepting the outcome of the referendum, said the lawmaking body had not been served any court summons in that regard.

Omirin said that petitions by some aggrieved communities protesting on the choice of headquarters for the newly-created LGCAs in their domains would be critically studied, with intention of doing justice to them.

The speaker, who exonerated the House of any complicity in the LGCAs creation, said: As I stand before you, the Assembly has not been served any notice of court summon to confirm that the party is in court.

The man behind the whole thing, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is a man of the rule of law. Even when we went to court registry, we could not find the suit the PDP claimed it filed against us in the court register, which shows that it was mere propaganda and not real.

He assured that the Assembly would be thorough in ratifying the results of the referendum, in order to give Ekiti the best LGCAs it deserved.

The speaker referred the document to the Chairman of House Ad-hoc Committee on Local Government Creation, Chief Taiwo Orisalade, who is also the deputy speaker, for action.

Osalade promised to quickly look into the results of the referendum, and later referred it to the whole House for debate, before taking a final decision.

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Ekiti LGDAs: PDP warns lawmakers on referendum   Back To Top

From: Vanguard      Published on: Monday, July 21, 2014

Ado EkitiPEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, yesterday called on the state House of Assembly, ESHA, not to consider the outcome of the referendum conducted Saturday on the creation of new 18 Local Government Development Areas, LGDAs by the Ekiti State Independent National Electoral Commission, EKSIEC.

EKSIEC Saturday conducted a referendum in all the 137 wards where the new LGDAs are to be created.
The party, in a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, in Ado-Ekiti, said the warning became necessary since PDP had gone to court through a suit instituted by its chairman,Mr Makanjuola Ogundipe challenging the legality of the planned creation of the new LGDAs by the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration.

The party contended that The proof of service on the Assembly is there and the Assembly leadership knows the right thing to do. Stay action on any matter in court until such is determined by the court. The legislators must know that as lawmakers, and must not act and behave as lawbreakers.

We are aware of the pressure being mounted on them by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, but they must act as men and women of honour and integrity and to also note that posterity will judge everybody. What the APC lost, that is the support of the people to win election, which was shown on June 21 when it was roundly defeated in the governorship poll, it craves to have through the back door that is not possible.

They conducted an illegal referendum because they know quite well that Ekiti SIEC is not properly constituted and there is a case challenging that.
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