Traditional rulers in Ekiti State have warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the state House of Assembly against any move to Governor Ayo Fayose.
The monarch at an emergency meeting on Wednesday alleged that the 19 APC legislators who form majority in the state parliament are “consistently frustrating all their peace moves by not attending meetings called for the purpose.”
In a 13-point communiqué signed by the Chairman of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba Adamo Idowu Babalola, made available to reporters on Thursday, the monarchs said, “they are deeply concerned and worried about the lingering political upheaval which became aggravated after the March 28 presidential election.”
The royal fathers, however, praised the State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, for “rising above partisan positions to uphold the tent of his office despite pressure from interested quarters.
They also urged Justice Daramola “to continue in the same spirit so as to ensure that the popular wish of the generality of the people is not subverted.”
The Obas appealed to Fayose to “graciously consider giving palliative measures to alleviate the sufferings of the agitating legislators” whose salaries and entitlements have not been paid since December on the alleged orders of the governor.
They maintained that Fayose still remains the legitimate governor of Ekiti State and should be allowed to exercise the mandate given to him by the electorate in the June 21, 2014 gubernatorial election.