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Impeachment Plot Against Fayose: Security Reports Indict Assembly Members


Strong indications emerged in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State yesterday that the rumoured impeachment move against Governor Ayodele Fayose was not hoax.

A security source, who craved  anonymity,  confirmed to THISDAY yesterday that  independent reports conducted by major security outfits in the state, pointed to the fact that there were clandestine moves by some lawmakers to remove the governor.
The governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) dominated House of Assembly have been embroiled in crisis since he was swornin over allegation by Fayose and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the lawmakers from the opposition caucus were allegedly plotting to impeach the governor.

But the Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Adewale Omirin, who is the leader of APC in the assembly, his deputy, Hon. Adetunji Orisalade and the Majority Leader, Hon. Churchill Adedipe, had stoutly refuted the allegation, branding it as a wild imagination of the PDP.
Omirin further went to counsel  Fayose against heating up the polity and stoking the fire of disunity, saying such action would not be in the interest of his administration and the people of the state.
However, while some people took  Fayose’s allegation with a pinch of salt on the premise that it could be a blackmail to browbeat the lawmakers to supporting him, a  security source confirmed that the litany of reports conducted by  agencies in the state confirmed such.

“What was contained in the reports of some major security agencies confirmed that the lawmakers  still owe allegiance to some people within and outside the state.
“Reports confirmed that there were pressure from some external and internal forces on the lawmakers to unsettle  the governor.
“And when you talk of a set of lawmakers unsettling the governor, it could mean to destabilise his government, make him functionless and ineffective, to cause chaos or ultimately to impeach him. We knew that the speaker is a peace-loving  person, but the burden  of loyalty might pose a serious problem to him as a party man.
“But we are closely monitoring the situation and the recent reports show that the resistance by the people had made some of the lawmakers to backdown on their action.

“So the mindset of the lawmakers had changed and I believe there will be peace between the two arms in no distant time,” he said.
Meanwhile,  Fayose has alerted members of the public on activities of some fraudsters,  operating fake facebook accounts in his name, with the intention to use them  to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
Fayose in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and Social  Media,  Lere Olayinka, yesterday,  warned members of the public against falling victims of the fraudsters, operating the fake facebook accounts.
The governor  who said he was compelled to once again alert the public on activities of the fraudsters said money was being demanded from people by the fake facebook operators in exchange for government contracts.
Warning the public to beware of fraudsters, Fayose said: “It has come to our notice that some facebook accounts have been opened by some fraudulent elements in the name of  Fayose.

“The accounts are being used to dupe unsuspecting members of the public. Last week, we alerted the public on a certain Dr A.U Richard with phone number: 08162404959, who is among the operators of the fake facebook accounts.
“Another operator goes by the name Mike Ikochi, with phone number: 08123254564. As at today, the fraudsters are yet to desist from their nefarious activities,  and we wish to warn members of the public not to relate with anyone, claiming to be Fayose on facebook.
“Already, we have contacted facebook owners on the fraud and anyone who does business with whoever that is parading himself as Fayose on facebook does so at his or her own risk.”

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