Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has hailed the peace moves initiated by prominent elders in the state, led by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), in a bid to find a political solution to the crisis between the two factions in the Ekiti State House of Assembly.
Fayose, in a statement personally signed by him, reiterated his commitment to the peace meeting scheduled to hold on Thursday at the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, adding that; “the peace of Ekiti State is far and above all other interests and therefore everyone should support the elders peace efforts.”
The statement read: “Ekiti elders under the leadership of our highly respected legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) called a meeting between the two factions of the State House of Assembly to resolve politically the crisis in the House of Assembly and I, as the State governor does not have any objection because the peace of Ekiti is far and above all other interests.
“The meeting is scheduled to hold at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti at 11am on Thursday.
“I therefore call on everybody to support this peace move and no one should do anything to undermine it.
“Knowing how agitated and concerned the people of Ekiti have been on this crisis, I wish to urge our people to give this peace effort a chance and I urge all security agencies in the State to see to it that adequate security is provided before, during and after the meeting.
“I thank Ekiti people for their unflinching support for the government and appeal to them to continue to maintain peace, bearing in mind that no society can progress in an atmosphere of rancour.”