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Ekiti situation like military rule, says lawmaker

By News Express on 14/11/2014

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The lawmaker representing Irepodun/Ifelodun 2 in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Ayodeji Olurotimi Odu, has likened the situation in the state to military rule.

Odu, who spoke to reporters in Lagos yesterday, said this was why the House could not hold plenary yesterday.

The chairman, Legal and Judicial Committee, said there were a lot of illegalities in the state and that the House had gone through a lot recently.

“The House is being blackmailed, intimidated and harassed constantly in an attempt to make us submit to the demand of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that all members should join their party.

“We have been offered all sorts of inducements but the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members stood their ground.

“So the government has resulted to outright blackmail, intimidation and harassment.

“There were a lot of things to be done; the House has to approve the list of commissioners and board members; even the appropriation bill has to be passed.

“How do we do all these things when he is chasing members who would help him to do these things? We should have a harmonious working relationship and whoever wants to stay in any party let him stay there.

 “You can’t wish APC dead in Ekiti. The party still has a large following in the state. We cannot sit until these issues are resolved.

“What is happening in Ekiti is not ideal for democracy; the judiciary is being harassed; now the legislature is going through the same experience. Where will all this lead the state?”

Adapted from The Nation. Photo shows Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose with a retinue of security operatives.

Source News Express

Posted 14/11/2014 09:38:15 AM





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