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FAYOSE: Fuelling unending crises in Ekiti?

Vanguard (Monday, April 27, 2015):  By Dapo Akinrefon

Since his assumption into office in June 2014, Governor Ayodele Peter Fayose and the lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been locked in a battle of wits.


Mr Fayose’s entrance for the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last year proved that he was bound to encounter many battles.   More....

Incoming Ekiti Assembly won’t be rubber stamp –Senator-elect

National Mirror (Monday, April 27, 2015):  by Abiodun Nejo

Although, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won all 26 seats in Ekiti State House of Assembly in the just concluded election, a senator-elect from the state, Duro Faseyi, has said the incoming legislature will not be a rubberstamp of the executive.

Faseyi, a chieftain of PDP and former House of Representatives member, said as long as the legislators were partners in progress with Governor Ayodele Fayose’s executive for the development of the state, they would thoroughly debate and scrutinise all bills and policies by the executive to ensure the people derive maximum democracy dividends.   More....

Time to switch gear on Fayose and Ekiti

The Nation (Sunday, April 26, 2015):  ADEKUNLE ADE- ADELEYE

THE more outsiders get worked up over Governor Ayo Fayose’s crazy antics, especially his hysterical eruptions, expletives, and undignified behaviour, the more Ekiti indigenes appear to like him. He lies compulsively, but he has managed to paint himself as the victim. He and his supporters have insulted and undermined the constitution, and stepped maddeningly on the law, but Ekiti’s apoplectic elite, rather than single-mindedly fight their governor’s obnoxiousness, have appealed for moderation and are looking for ways to reconcile Mr Fayose with his APC opponents.   More....

Heavy security scares Ekiti voters

The Nation (Sunday, April 26, 2015):  Written by Odunayo Ogunmola, Ado-Ekiti

Heavy deployment of security forces scared many voters from the supplementary House of Assembly election in Ilejemeje local government area of Ekiti State yesterday.

Security men drafted to monitor election included soldiers, riot policemen, officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Elections took place in 22 units in Iye, the council headquarters, Iludun and Eda Oniyo.   More....

Ekiti lawmakers to Fayose: Impunity can’t save you

The Nation (Sunday, April 26, 2015):  The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday alleged misrepresentation of the proceeding in the ex-parte motion filed by their seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) colleagues at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

But they vowed that the “impunity and manipulation of facts of his impeachment case in the media” cannot save Governor Ayo Fayose from impeachment.

Media reports yesterday suggested that the court restrained the 19 legislators from impeaching Fayose.   More....
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