The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have said that they would proceed with plans to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose despite a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding his June 2014 election victory.
The lawmakers stated further that Fayose must answer to the allegations levelled against him.
This was stated by the Speaker of the Assembly, Adewale Omirin, who added that a notice of gross misconduct had been forwarded to the governor and his deputy, Olusola Eleka.
“The impeachment process will proceed; we are expecting the Chief Judge to act soon on our letter asking him to set up a seven-member panel. There is no going back on the process. The matter is set for the next stage,” Omirin told Punch through his media aide, Wole Olujobi.
“It is about the governor breaching the Constitution. We are guided by the Constitution. There are laid down rules and regulations that guide the conduct of public office holders. Once you commit an infraction, you have to face the consequence. The governor has to answer the allegations; the Assembly will give him a fair hearing. We will follow every step,” he added.
Fayose in response stated that the lawmakers’ decision to continue with the impeachment plot is “an idea that is distant to common sense.”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 held that Fayose had been validly elected into office and dismissed the petition filed against the governor by the APC.