Speaker of the Ekiti State
House of Assembly, Hon. Kola
Oluwawole, has described as
evil and undemocratic, the
acts of some states government
that failed to conduct local
government elections in their
various states.
The Speaker made the
observation at a sitting of the
House where it was screening
and confirming the nomination
of Justice Kayode Bamisile, a
retired chief judge of the state,
as the Chairman of the Ekiti
State Independent Electoral
Commission, EKSIEC.
Other members of the
Commission according
to a statement issued by
Oluwawole’s Special Assistant
on Media, Stephen Gbadamosi,
three other persons were
confirmed.
They are; Bello Ganiyu, Mrs.
Mojisola Bankole and Mrs.
Victoria Akinyera.
Oluwawole said that it was
pathetic that the immediatepast
administration in the state
denied the people democratic
governance at the grassroots.
“As my colleague,
Honourable Olugboyega
Aribisogan, has said a while
ago, what we are doing today
is historic. We have not had
election at the grassroots for
many years in this state. We
are going to have it now, as
men and women of integrity
have been put together,
ready to be saddled with that
responsibility.
“For the period of four years
that the Kayode Fayemi-led
government reigned, there was
no election. That was against
the tenets of democracy. They
refused to conduct elections.
They kept on giving untenable
excuses.
“Today, we are laying the
foundation to correct that
anomaly that they entrenched.
By the virtue of the credentials
of these gentlemen and
ladies, the result of the House
Screening Committee’s exercise
at the parliamentary level this
morning and the nominees’
responses to House members’
questions at this plenary, it is
sure that these are people of
integrity,” Oluwawole said.
Earlier, the House had
screened and confirmed the
nomination of Alhaji Tajudeen
Arowolo as a member of the
state House of Assembly
Service Commission.
Arowolo’s presentation for
confirmation was consequent
upon a need to fill the remaining
membership seat of the
Assembly Service Commission
– a development arising for the
failure of a former Speaker of
the House, Mr. Dele Olugbemi,
to appear on the floor when
other members were being
screened about a week ago.
Oluwawole opined that the
comments of members of the
House over Arowolo before he
was confirmed showed that he
was a well-known person in his
constituency and fit for j ob.


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