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Executive, Legislature face-off heats up Ekiti politics - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/20

Vanguard (Friday, November 21, 2014):  By Gbenga Ariyibi

There is no love lost between members of the All Progressives Congress, APC dominated lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly and the new state government of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, since October 21, when the new governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose came on board.

Naturally, one is expected the kind of cat and mouse relationship existing between the two opposing parties, who had earlier engaged each other in the turbulent June 21 governorship election in the state.   More....

Seven PDP lawmakers ‘sack’ Ekiti Speaker

The Nation (Friday, November 21, 2014):  •Deputy Speaker: We ‘ll fight according to •’Fayose not aware’
•’New ‘speaker’ breaks into Omirin’s lodge •Pro-Fayose protesters on Ado streets

Seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly “impeached” yesterday Adewale Omirin as the Speaker.

They immediately installed Dele Olugbemi (Ikole 2), the ‘Speaker Protempore’.

The Deputy Speaker, Tunji Orisalade, was removed and replaced with a woman lawmaker, Abeni Olayinka (Ado Constituency 2).   More....

Ekiti Assembly crisis deepens as seven PDP lawmakers ‘impeach’ Speaker

Guardian (Friday, November 21, 2014):  THE crisis between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers and their All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts in the Ekiti State House of Assembly deepened Thursday as the PDP members announced impeachment of the Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin. They said Dele Olugbemi has been elected as the new Speaker.

The seven PDP lawmakers claimed that ten members of the Assembly sat to effect the change that purportedly affected other principal officers.

But Omirin, who said the 19 APC lawmakers were out of town, described the purported removal of the principal officers as “laughable” because they need two-third of the members to do so as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   More....

Count me out of Ekiti Assembly crisis —Fayose

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, November 21, 2014):  Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said he is not involved in the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly.

Fayose, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said: “It is not only ridiculous to link the executive arm of government with what is happening in the legislative arm,” saying “there is separation of powers among all tiers of government and Governor Fayose is not a member of the assembly.”

According to him, “one does not need to be a professor of Mathematics to know that one-third of 26 is nine and the rules of the assembly is that nine members forms a quorum and when that number of lawmakers agree to sit and deliberate on issues, they are covered by the rules of the assembly.   More....

Ekiti PDP lawmakers impeach Omirin

Nigerian Tribune (Friday, November 21, 2014):  After weeks of political brickbats and a standoff between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, PDP members of the House of Assembly, on Thursday impeached Dr Adewale Omirin as their Speaker and appointed Mr Dele Olugbemi from Ikole Constituency II, who recently defected to the PDP from the APC, as his replacement.

The members had also at the Thursday sitting impeached Mr Adetunji Orisalade from Ido/Osi II as the Deputy Speaker and appointed Mrs Abeni Olayinka, representing Ado Ekiti II, who also defected to the PDP on October 16 from the APC, as Deputy Speaker.   More....
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