[Ekiti] APC lawmakers reject adjournment, threatens to resume duties
Written by NobleAdmin on July 19, 2018
The All Progressives Congress members in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have threatened to resume legislative work despite the adjournment till October 8.
Describing the long adjournment as illegal and not in the interest of the people, the three members said they would resume legislative duties.
The APC Assembly members led by the Minority Leader, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan (Ikole Constituency 1), alleged that the long adjournment was in a bid to emasculate the legislative arm.
Other APC members of the Ekiti parliament are Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere Constituency 1) and Adeniran Alagbada (Ise/Orun Constituency).
They got to the assembly on the platform of PDP before defecting to the APC.
The assembly had at a plenary session on Tuesday adjourned sitting in protest against the alleged harassment of Governor Ayodele Fayose and their members by security agencies as well as to protest against the governorship election results.
The leader of Business, Mr Tunji Akinyele, said this became imperative due to the political harassment of members by security agents.
But Aribisogan said the APC Assembly members were ready for legislative business calling on the Police and Department of State Services to give the minority lawmakers security anytime they decided to perform.
Aribisogan said, “That long adjournment was illegal and even the plenary held on Tuesday was illegal because it was Governor Fayose that directed the Speaker to hold that plenary without notice to all members.”