Friday 21 August 2015

Ex-Ekiti Factional Speaker Accuses Fayose Of Betrayal - Turns Down Appointment

Former factional Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi, has accused the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, of betraying him and running a one-man-show government.
Olugbemi stated this today while rejecting hisappointment as a member of the state House of Assembly Service Commission (HASC) by Governor Fayose.

The screening of members nominated for the HASC job came up yesterday and today but Olugbemi shunned the process of screening andconfirmation by the state House of Assembly.
According to the aggrieved Olugbemi: “I am a member of the appointment committee. I was shocked to hear my name announced on the radio as being appointed as a member of the commission without my knowlegde.
“The governor’s action was against the ethos of democracy and he is simply running a one man show. Since he came into office he has been operating without regards to the party.
“I gave so much to defend his mandate but he has shown me no respect at all. I was still wondering about the appointment when he sent a message to me that some people were interested in replacing me in case I reject the offer. Since he had decided to preempt my decision, I did not find it difficult to reject the appointment. All I did to defend him during the impeachment plot was to prevent the state from chaos, I have no regret”
HASC members whose nominations were confirmed are former Speaker Olatunji Odeyemi (Chairman), Bode Adewole, Mrs. Lanre Fajuyi and Muyiwa Fadahunsi. The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi however said Olugbemi had not formally indicated his rejection of the appointment.

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