‘Governor lied, court didn’t stop impeachment,’ APC lawmakers allege

The lawmakers further urged the court to find Fayose guilty of contempt for misrepresenting the facts of its ruling.


The impeachment saga in Ekiti State is ongoing as the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers have accused Governor Ayo Fayose of lying that an Abuja court had stopped proceedings against him.

The comments were made on Saturday, April 25, 2015, via a statement released by Wole Olujobi, the media aide to Speaker, Adewale Omirin.

The statement reads:

“It is incredible that the governor and the PDP lawmakers could manipulate the press again to mislead the public that the ruling by Justice Evoh Chukwu was in their favour.”

“While the judge clearly ruled that it could not stop Fayose’s impeachment without hearing from the APC lawmakers, the governor’s storm troopers went to town in a contempt of court to turn full circle the ruling by the judge.”

“He first raided the courts and chased the judges under their tables and subsequently closed the courts. After that, he closed the House of Assembly and chased the lawmakers out of town.”

“Fayose is now creating for himself a reputation as an enemy of the state who within few months killed all democratic institutions and their supporting structures in Nigeria in a mindless pursuit of power.”

The statement further urged the court to cite the governor and his officials for contempt for the “thoughtless manipulation and misrepresentation of the ruling to put the court in bad light.”

Earlier reports had it that after two denials, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had finally stopped impeachment proceedings against Fayose.

The case has been adjourned till May 13, 2015.


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