Ekiti Crisis: Fayose Meets Omirin, Four APC Lawmakers In Akure

imageEkiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday held a closed door meeting with the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and four All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.
The meeting was held at the Sun View Hotel, Alagbaka, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
It lasted for several hours with members of the State Executive Council in attendance.
Fayose and Omirin, however, refused to answer questions from anxious reporters at the end of the meeting.
They insisted that “we are not going to answer questions, but only make statement.”
The governor asked if Omirin was willing to answer questions from reporters, but the speaker said “no sir, we will just make a statement.”
Fayose said: “We have met in the interest of our dear state, Ekiti, which is bigger than the interest of any individual or party.
“We are here for peace to reign in our state.
“We are here to find solutions to the problem in Ekiti State. The meeting was between the executive and the legislature and we had deliberated on nothing but the interest of Ekiti.”
Omirin said: “The governor has spoken and he has spoken very well.”
The meeting, which was said to be a continuation of the peace move in the state, however, suggested that the APC lawmakers might have reconciled with Fayose.
A statement by Omirin’s Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said the five lawmakers insisted on their demand for a return to the status quo as at November 11, 2014.
“That means restoring all the principal officers to their positions and all aides of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, including those of other principal officers.”
He added: “The lawmakers made it clear they were ready to return to their jobs and the governor should provide the atmosphere for that possibility.
“They asked the governor to clear the Assembly of thugs and create conditions that would make them do their jobs without any security threats.
“They insisted that restoring the security aides of the principal officers and opening the Assembly for resumption of their legal duties should be the starting point for the restoration of peace.
“We want to make it clear that the resolution of the crisis in the House of Assembly lies with the governor in acceding to our request,” the statement said.

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