Supporters protest alleged plot to impeach Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
Hundreds of supporters of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday trooped to the streets, protesting alleged plan by members of the state House of Assembly to impeach the governor.
The protesters, under the aegis of Positive Minds Club for Teachers, converged on Fajuyi Park in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, with placards bearing various inscriptions criticising the Assembly.
They proceeded from the popular Fajuyi Park to Ijigbo roundabout where they were addressed by two of their leaders.

Some of the placards read, “No to impeachment,” “We want peace in Ekiti,” “Return the N100m bribe to your leader,” “No going back on June 21 election result” and Tinubu stay away from Ekiti,” among others.
The group’s President, Mr. Ojo Patrick, and Treasurer, Mr. Bello Akande, vowed to mobilise the people of the state to move against any plan to remove the governor.
Patrick said, “It is a peaceful protest and the police are here to ensure that the protest is not hijacked. We are going to maintain peace throughout the protest.
“We just want to show to all Ekiti people that we stand by the result of the last governorship election and our mandate.
“If the members of the House of Assembly want us to come and dialogue with them, we are ready. We learnt that they went for a meeting in Lagos State with Tinubu and each of the lawmakers collected N50m while the Speaker got N100m to impeach the governor and to make sure that Ekiti State is made ungovernable for Fayose.”
Patrick, however, appealed to the lawmakers “in the interest of all Ekiti people to stay clear of any move to impeach the governor.”
The state House of Assembly had on Thursday at a press meeting denied collecting money to remove the governor.
The Majority Leader of the Assembly, Mr. Churchill Adedipe, said the meeting they held in Lagos was to discuss the forthcoming All Progressive Congress presidential primary.


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