Impeachment: Fayose, APC, PDP Lawmakers To Hold Peace Meeting
The political atmosphere in Ekiti State may soon experience peace as the gladiators who have thrown the state into a battle arena have agreed to meet tomorrow to resolve the raging impeachment crisis rocking the state.
The meeting brokered by the state’s elders led by an eminent lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, is expected to have the state governor Ayo Fayose, the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers and seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in attendance.
The peace meeting is scheduled to hold at ABUAD and will bring the warring factions together in a face-to-face interactive session for the first time since the crisis erupted last November.
Fayose, in a statement he signed on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, has pledged his readiness to be committed to peace moves.
The governor said he was committed to the peace move to end the crisis and restore the state to the path of peace, prosperity and development.
He said the peace of Ekiti State is far above all interests and therefore everyone should support the elders’ peace efforts.
His words: “Ekiti elders, under the leadership of our highly respected legal icon Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), called a meeting between the two factions of the House of Assembly to resolve political crisis and I have no objection because the peace of Ekiti is far and above all other interests.
“The meeting is scheduled to hold at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti at 11am tomorrow.
“I, therefore, call on everybody to support this peace move and no one should do anything to undermine it.
“Knowing how agitated and concern the people of Ekiti have been on this crisis, I wish to urge our people to give this peace effort a chance.
“I urge security agencies to see to it that adequate security is provided before, during and after the meeting.
“I thank Ekiti people for their unflinching support for the government and appeal to them to continue to maintain peace, bearing in mind that no society can progress in an atmosphere of rancour.”