Sources in the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disclosed that the Ekiti State House of Assembly will soon commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Ayodele Fayose any moment from now.
The notice of impeachment was leaked in the early hours of Saturday by a source who said the notice had not been definitely issued, but had been prepared and the governor is being charged with eight impeachable offences bordering on gross misconduct.
Among the allegations levelled against the governor was invasion of the state House of Assembly, unconstitutional takeover of the House by seven legislators to sit in contravention of section 96(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, prevention of the nineteen APC legislative members from performing legislative duties with the use of security agents and armed thugs and sponsoring an unlawful impeachment process in the house.
Other allegations listed in the notice are spending Ekiti State funds without the requisite constitutional approval in contravention of the constitution, running the government of Ekiti State without a legally constituted Executive Council in contravention of Section 192(2) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, operating an illegal 2014 Budget as well as sponsoring and instigating illegal sitting of the House in contravention of Section 96(1) of the Constitution.
The resolve of the legislators is apparently being fuelled by the victory of the APC in last Saturday’s presidential election.