Tension has enveloped Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, as news filtered in that the 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are on their way to the state House of Assembly to impeached Governor Ayo Fayose.
Early in the morning yesterday, political thugs and hoodlums took over some strategic locations around the state capital and some routes leading to the assembly.
Along the assembly complex, the roads leading to the NTA had hoodlums and thugs lined the roads to the complex.
Some uncompleted buildings at the back of the assembly complex also had some hoodlums stationed in them waiting for the lawmakers.
Some roads, from Akure, Ikere, Ado-Ekiti route, Efon, Itawere and others were barricaded, and there was heavy security presence all over the state capital.
In most strategic points and routes, there were stop and search operations by security operatives in the state.
Speaking on the development, Governor Fayose called on well-meaning Nigerians to save the state from a major crisis.
According to Fayose, developments brewing in the state portend danger for Ekiti and Nigeria.
He said the election that brought him as the governor was a forgone issue now and he saw no reason why some people want him impeached less than four days to the expiration of the tenure of the present lawmakers.
Speaking on the controversy that trailed the payment of the 19 APC lawmakers, Governor Fayose showed newsmen the payment document where all the lawmakers signed for the collection of their money dated May 26, 2015, and acknowledged.
He, however, condemned an attempt to invade Ekiti State by the 19 lawmakers and their sponsors, adding that the crisis should not be laid at his door step.
The governor also displayed a court paper dated April 23, 2015, Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/361/2015, between Hon. Dele Olugbemi Joseph and six others as plaintiffs, and 23 others as defendants, including Inspector General of Police and Dr. Adewale Omirin.
Fayose said as at April 23 this year, Dr. Omirin was not the speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, adding that the court said the “status quo ante bellum as at April 23, 2015, be maintained pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.


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