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Ekiti: We Won’t Tolerate Illegality From APC – Secondus

Posted: Jun 3, 2015 at 12:44 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yaqoub Popoola,  Ado-Ekiti


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to watch its actions in Ekiti State and respect the provisions of the nation’s constitution.



This warning came as the 19-APC lawmakers in the Ekiti Impeachment Saga failed in their bid to resume impeachment proceedings against Governor Ayo Fayose and his deputy, Kolapo Olusola.

PDP’s Acting Chairman, Uche Secondus, who led other members of the committee to Ekiti, in solidarity visit, said Fayose’s case would be a litmus test for the young administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

Other members of the delegation included: National Secretary, Prof Wale Oladipo, National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, National Organising Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, National Auditor, Mr Fatai Adeyanju, among others.

Secondus said: “We are here in Ekiti to pay solidarity visit to our dear Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose over the political crisis in Ekiti State. As you are aware, the leadership of APC and the lawmakers had decided to gang up to illegally remove the governor from office.

“The court order of April 23 given by Justice Chukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja is still effective. As of now, Hon Adewale Omirin is not the authentic speaker of the Assembly and can’t communicate to the Chief Judge of the State to set up panel to try Fayose.

“Even as we speak, the governor has not received any letter from the lawmakers.

“We call on the Federal Government, the Ekiti people, to know that democracy is in danger in Ekiti. We owe it a duty to protect the rule of law.

“Should they go ahead to illegally impeach the governor, the consequences will be anarchy, crisis, and violence.

“PDP, as a party, is law-abiding and this we demonstrated by allowing democracy to grow while in control.”