The newly inaugurated Ekiti State House of Assembly is a contraption by Governor Ayodele Fayose to protect his personal interest, instead of working to restore hope for the state’s development, the All Progressives Congress in the State has alleged.
The party noted that such selfish agenda held no promise for the growth of the state and political development of the people.
In a statement issued Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, the APC said the profile of new members in the new Assembly had revealed that many men and women lacking skills in tedious business of law-making were “selected” to be members of the Assembly above eminently qualified Ekiti sons and daughters.
This, the party pointed out, Mr. Fayose did to advance his personal interest.
“Only few of them are worthy of the exalted position of legislators. We all saw the intrigues that characterised the primaries that returned the new members. It was ballot snatching and violence on massive scale. The same for April 11 Assembly poll”.
Olatubosun said, “Fayose just selected his cronies across the state above well-educated members and imposed them on the party. Most of them are miscreants and school drop outs, who Fayose compensated as honourable members.
“Fayose’s public declaration of political death for any member who works against his interest points to where Ekiti people are headed in the business of lawmaking in the next four years.
“We saw the first public declaration of loyalty by the Assembly members on the day of inauguration when they all prostrated for Fayose in the chambers, stating he is their father”.
But the PDP in a statement by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, said the new members of the Assembly were better in all ways than candidates presented by the APC at the poll.
“Although we know that APC is talking from a frustrated position which they find themselves after their failed evil plots to remove our Governor, Ayo Fayose, but they should also be made to know that there is nothing they say now that would change the toga of failure which has been attached to their name permanently”, the statement said.