Ekiti Assembly asks CJ to set up panel to probe Fayose

Report made it known that Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose’s battle for his political life yesterday suffered a big setback, with the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers empowering the Chief Judge to set up a panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct against him.
The lawmakers, led by Speaker Adewale Omirin, have listed eight impeachable offences against Fayose.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Speaker, Wole Olujobi, the lawmakers held a special sitting at Mary Hills Boys High School, Ado-Ekiti where they passed a resolution directing Chief Judge Justice Ayodeji Daramola to inaugurate a seven-man panel to investigate Fayose and his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, for alleged gross misconduct.
The sitting, which caused ripples in political circles in the state, was presided over by Omirin and attended by 18 other lawmakers.
The lawmakers said they relied on Section 101 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to sit outside the House of Assembly complex since the security situation in the state did not allow them to sit in their legislative chambers.
Section 101 (as amended), according to the statement empowers the Assembly to regulate their sittings, including sitting in a public building within the state capital, if conditions exist in the hallowed chambers that endanger members’ lives.
At the sitting, Majority Leader Churchill Adedipe, who represents Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency  stated that the sitting ought to have taken place inside the hallowed chambers on April 7, but the lawmakers were waylaid by thugs.
Adedipe said the thugs mounted a roadblock and threatened their lives with dangerous weapons, which made them to shelve their bid to go to the House of Assembly.
Relying on Section 188 of the 199 Constitution (as amended), Adedipe moved the motion empowering the Chief Judge to set up the panel.

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