Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its members in Ekiti State to tread cautiously so as not to endanger democracy in the country, saying; posting notice of impeachment of a State governor online when the House of Assembly never sat to pass any Motion for Impeachment is not only ridiculous, but criminal.”
The minister said it was necessary that the President-Elect, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) should call members of APC in Ekiti State to order so that they don’t by their desperation for power in Ekiti State truncate democracy on Nigeria.
He said it was disheartening that APC members in Ekiti State were capitalising on Buhari’s victory to cause crisis in the State, adding that; ” If President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had behaved the way APC people are behaving in Ekiti State now, the country would have been in chaos by now.”
Adeyeye, who described the purported impeachment notice as laughable, said legislative businesses are conducted inside the hallowed chamber of the House of Assembly, not online.
“Is it online that lawmakers sit to move motion for impeachment, adopt the motion and serve impeachment notice?
“Dr Adewale Omirin, who signed the purported impeachment notice as Speaker of the State House of Assembly is in court, challenging his impeachment and if he is still the Speaker, what then is he challenging in court?
“Also, the online notice of impeachment was dated March 9, 2015 and the governor was given seven days to respond to the allegations purportedly made against him. So what has happened since March 16, 2015 that the seven days ultimatum ended?
“Methinks this is political comedy at its absurdity and the APC should stop this display of unseriousness and face the coming Saturday House of Assembly election, which they are going to lose.”
Ekiti State Government Press Release
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