Assembly Crisis: Ekiti Monarchs Invite Fayose, Omirin For Peace Talks

PHOTO CREDIT: PUNCH
PHOTO CREDIT: PUNCH

Following the face-off between members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Ekiti State House of Assembly led by embattled Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin and Governor Ayodele Fayose, the state’s Council of Traditional Rulers have urged both parties to sheathe their sword in the overall interest of the state.

The council expressed concerns over the feud between the two arms of government saying that the crisis, which was purely domestic, had been taken outside the shores of the state.

The APC lawmakers had relocated to Lagos State since their ordeal began with the swearing-in of Gov. Fayose over a month ago.

The monarchs noted that the duo were representatives of the people and therefore should not do anything inimical to the interest of the state.

A communiqué issued at the end of the Council’s statutory meeting on Tuesday and read by its Chairman and the Onitaji of Itaji, Oba Adamo Babalola, said, “As major stakeholders and leaders of our people, the Council has decided to intervene by calling the two parties to order in the overall interest of Ekiti State.

“Having painstakingly considered the issues involved, council therefore resolved to invite the two parties to a roundtable discussion geared towards restoring peace, concord and a harmonious working relationship between the two arms of government”.

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