You Need To Read What Soldiers Did To 19 APC Lawmakers In Ekiti This Morning


Reports just reaching us from Ekiti state indicate that the 19 All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers pushing for the impeachment of the state governor, Ayo Fayose have been dealt with by the officials of the Nigerian army.

The nineteen APC members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly were on Tuesday barred from entering Ado-Ekiti, the state capital by soldiers, The Nation reports.

It was gathered that the lawmakers, who were led by their Speaker, Rt. Hon. Wale Ominrin, were allegedly stopped at Itawure by armed soldiers carrying out order from the above.

The majority leader of the House, Hon. Churchil Adedipe, who was in company of eighteen other members at a press briefing in Osogbo, gave a graphic illustration of how they were stopped by the soldiers even when police officers were ready to escort them into the state.

According to him, the lawmakers had earlier notified the police about their coming into the state for their legislative duties.

Adedipe, who vowed that they would not be prevented from impeaching the state governor over allegations of constitutional breaches said, he suspected that the soldiers that stopped them from entering Ado-Ekiti were acting on directives from Brig. Gen. Aliyu Momoh commanding 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure.

He said for over two hours, the soldiers stopped them from proceeding to Ado Ekiti, disclosing that information gathered by some of the lawmakers who made calls to people waiting for them at the state house assembly revealed that Governor Fayose had imported thugs to the premises of the Assembly.

The opposition lawmakers expressed fears that the governor might send thugs to attack them as well as burn their houses in order to stop them from the impeaching him, but assured him that any moment from now, they will be going back to Ado Ekiti.‎

Speaking earlier, Omirin, said Fayose has committed impeachable offences and would definitely be impeached.

He said the nineteen legislators had fixed their sitting for Tuesday to continue legislative activities on the investigation into allegations made against the governor but Fayose sent soldiers and thugs to stop the lawmakers from sitting.

“Despite officially writing the Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, informing him of our sitting, Governor Fayose, his Special Adviser on Political Matters and Commissioner for Works still led thugs into the premises of the assembly to disrupt activities there,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party leadership has revealed that Ekiti state Governor, Fayose will reply to the impeachment notice allegedly served to him by members of the State House of Assembly.