The tenure of the 19 APC lawmakers as well as other members of the state House of Assembly expires on Friday, ending their endless battle with Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who bade them farewell on Thursday.
Fayose, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said that he had forgiven the lawmakers for attempting to remove him from office.
Ekiti State had been under siege for the past three days as thugs said to be loyal to Fayose blocked all roads leading to the Assembly complex to prevent the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers from sitting with the aim of impeaching him.
The statement reads: “The last few months have been traumatic, especially this week. I was not given room for concentration, but I had left the battle for God to fight. I told those planning to impeach me that they will succeed if they can impeach God.
“I did not bring myself back to power; my coming back after eight years was divine. I defeated the APC totally in all the elections, still they did not want to concede victory easily until when the Ekiti people rose to defend that June 21 mandate.
“I will now squarely face the business of governance.”
He explained that he would not waste time on revenge, noting that he was not ready to muscle anyone since God had given him victory in all of the battles that confronted him.
“The governor called on the people to gather at Ijigbo junction tomorrow ( Friday) from where he would lead them on victory walk to the state House of Assembly for the inauguration of the new House of Assembly members,” the statement added.