Impeachment: Ex-Speaker Accuses Fayose, Assembly Of Blackmail

Ex-Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, has said that the public show made of the rejection of his letter to the House seeking the reversal of his impeachment was an attempt to blackmail him.
He said that governor Ayodele Fayose, the Speaker, Hon Kola Oluwawole, and the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Tola Esan, had fore-knowledge of the letter he wrote requesting reversal of his impeachment, wondering why they had to make a public show of a legitimate request.
Omirin had, in a letter dated October 15, 2015 and addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly, prayed the House to revert his November 20, 2014 impeachment by seven members of the immediate past House of Assembly and restore all his rights and privileges.

The ex-speaker also urged the Assembly to obliterate the records of the factional speaker, Hon Dele Olugbemi, describing his emergence as a constitutional infarction that should not be contemplated under a democratic setting.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti during a visit to the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Omirin said he had earlier been advised by top members of the party to go to court on the issue, following which he instructed his lawyer to contact the Clerk of the Assembly to request for the extract of November 20, 2014, sitting when the impeachment was carried out.
Omirin alleged that the House, which saw the coming litigation as too diversionary to the current Assembly agreed to begin a process of reversing the impeachment through legislative procedure, which compelled him to write the letter as an instrument for the house to work with.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, who responded to Omirin’s allegation said : “As far as this House is concerned, no discussion took place between Omirin and Governor Fayose, the Speaker and the Clerk before the letter was brought to the Assembly.
“What the House did was to react to the letter we deliberated upon and which we published and this should not be mistaken for blackmail.
“We don’t want the matter to be subjected to rumour. The letter is a document of the House and we can do whatever we like with it.”

 

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Fayose Is Embarrassing All Of Us In Ekiti- Speaker Omirin

Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin’s speaks on the issues with Governor Ayodele Fayose, the threats against him and his colleagues and the alleged impunities of the governor. Excerpts:

WHat is the situation of things in Ekiti State following the row between Governor Ayodele Fayose and the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators?

The situation is still as it was since November 17, 2014. We have not been allowed to come to the state by the governor. Each time we say we are coming to the state, he goes on radio announcing to the people that we are bringing thugs and then to the Commissioner of Police to inform him of all these things and before you know it, the state capital is filled with soldiers and police men.

Have you contemplated storming the state with the military, policemen and thugs?

I do not have soldiers and thugs. I am a legislator and a medical doctor, I was not trained along that line. There is no time we planned of bringing anybody to the town. We are elected to lead our people and make laws for the good people of Ekiti state and that is exactly what we wanted to do. As at the time we were driven out of the House of Assembly, we had passed 72 bills in three and half years, which is unprecedented in the history of the state. We have done very well for the state and that is what we were elected to do.

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