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APC lawmakers intensify plot to impeach Fayose

Despite pleas by prominent Ekiti people, includ­ing traditional rulers and religious leaders that the All Progres­sives Congress should let peace reign in the State, APC lawmakers met with some party leaders again in a hotel in Akure yesterday on how to frustrate the new government of Governor Ayodele Fayose through the House of Assembly, sources have said.

The APC lawmakers were said to be adamant on their plan to either impeach Fayose or make the state ungovern­able for him.

The Ekiti Movement for Good Governance (EMGG), in a statement by its Secre­tary, Dr Abiodun Aina, said Ekiti people would resist any attempt to prevent Fayose from governing the state for the duration of his four-year-tenure.

Aina who said the owner of the hotel where the clan­destine meeting was held last night confirmed that the APC lawmakers slept in the hotel and left early yesterday, add­ing that the lawmakers ran to Akure to hold the meeting because they knew that they were working against Ekiti people.

A leader of the APC, who came from Lagos was said to have assured the lawmakers of enough funds to prosecute the agenda, tagged “Opera­tion Blockade.”

Apart from using the House of Assembly to frus­trate Fayose’s administra­tion, part of the agenda of the Operation Blockade was to step up criminal activities like armed robberies and kid­napps in the state.

Meanwhile, reactions have continued to trail the APC legislators’ impeachment plot as youths under the aegis of the National Youth Council threatened to resist any at­tempt to impeach the gover­nor. Chairman of the Youth Council, Comrade Adedamo­la Gbenga said youths in the state would embark on a peaceful demonstration against the lawmakers tomor­row.

In his own reaction, a Peo­ples Democratic Party senato­rial aspirant, Hon Mrs Fatima Raji Rasaki warned the APC lawmakers to desist from any act capable of throwing Ekiti into chaos.

She said the legislators should see themselves as Ekiti State legislators, not APC lawmakers. Also, mar­ket women in Ekiti State un­der the aegis of the Council of Iyalojas and Iyalajes have dismissed people planning to frustrate Fayose’s admin­istration as enemies of the state.

Speaking through the Iyaloja of Ekiti State, Chief (Mrs) Bisi Okunmolale, the market women said they were solidly behind the governor, noting that no right thinking Ekiti indigene should do any­thing against the popular wish of the people.

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