The newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has accused the All Progressives Congress-dominated state House of Assembly of plotting to frustrate his government.
He described the closure of the Assembly on Friday by the Speaker, Adewale Omirin, as the party’s Plan B to frustrate his administration.
Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Information and Social Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, said the closure of the Assembly for one month was to prevent him from appointing commissioners and special advisers as well as presenting and passing of the 2015 budget.
The statement read, “After failing to realise his ambition of becoming Ekiti State Acting Governor (hoping that Fayose’s inauguration would not hold), Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr. Wale Omirin, has ordered the lawmakers to go on one month recess.
“The Speaker claimed that the seven Peoples Democratic Party members in the House were plotting to impeach him and for this, Ekiti must be held to ransom.
“For the avoidance of doubt, there is no plan by the state government to instigate the removal of the Speaker or anyone in the House of Assembly”.
According to the governor, the election and removal of the Speaker and other principal officers of the state House of Assembly was the prerogative of the lawmakers and not the duty of the executive.
It would be recalled that the speaker, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, announced that the 26 legislators of the assembly shall proceed on a month recess following the change of baton between one governor and the other coupled with the need to study the situation to move the state forward.