Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of complicity in the long-drawn impeachment crisis in the state.
Fayose claimed that security report available to him revealed that Buhari was never part of the plot to impeach him from office.
The governor made the revelation on Friday during the inauguration of the Fifth House of Assembly with a warning to the new lawmakers to avoid what he called “mindless power struggle” with the Executive.
Apparently referring to the crisis of confidence between him and the immediate past Assembly which was dominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers, Fayose described the last power struggle as “crude and barbaric.”
All the 26 members of the Ekiti Assembly were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the April 11 House of Assembly elections.
The lawmaker representing Moba 1, Kola Oluwawole, emerged the new Speaker, while his counterpart from Ekiti West 1, Segun Adewumi, was elected Deputy Speaker.
Other principal officers are – Tunji Akinyele (Oye 2), House Leader and Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere 2) as Chief Whip.
Fayose explained that he was at a loss why the APC legislators in the immediate past Assembly insisted on impeaching him when Buhari who is their leader had declared that he has no enemy to fight.
He said: “Available security reports showed that Buhari had no hands in the impeachment plot against me.
“The President had said that he had no enemy to fight. He said he has put the past behind him and why are the APC lawmakers still bent on impeaching me? What is their own in this matter?”
Despite attempts made to impeach him, Fayose, however, pledged to pay all the entitlements of the 19 APC lawmakers and their seven PDP counterparts in the spirit of oneness and unity.
Fayose , who promised to work with the new Assembly to bring the state out of the wood, however, warned the new Speaker against being over ambitious like the other former occupants of the seat.
Source: The Nation