Saturday, 18 October 2014

The newly sworn in governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose sacks all Ekiti Council Chairmen, Secretaries, Boards

The Ekiti State Government on Saturday
announced the sack of the administrators
of the 35 Local Government Areas in the
state. The 35 local government areas
involved are the original 16 and the 19
Local Council Development Areas,
LCDAs, in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by
the Chief Press Secretary to the State
Governor, Idowu Adelusi, made available
to News Agency of Nigeria in Ado-Ekiti.
According to the statement, all the 35
council chairmen along with their
secretaries and other members of the
caretaker committees have been relieved
of their appointments.
It stated that Governor Ayo Fayose had
approved the immediate dissolution of all
the councils.
The statement also ordered the
immediate dissolution of all boards of
parastatals, agencies and commissions.
It directed all the affected caretaker
chairmen to immediately hand over to the
directors of administration in their
respective council areas.
Caretaker chairmen had been in control of
the 16 council areas throughout the four
year tenure of the immediate past
governor, Kayode Fayemi.
The former governor also appointed
caretaker committees for the 19 newly
created LCDAs few days after the June 21
gubernatorial poll which he lost.
Mr. Fayemi’s attempt to hold council
election in the 16 councils on February 4,
2011, but was halted by the state High
Court ruling following a suit filed by the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the
state.
The PDP had alleged that some of the
members of the State Independent
Electoral Commission were card carrying
members of the then ruling All
Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr. Fayose, at his inaugural speech on
Thursday in Ado Ekiti, vowed not to
recognise any illegal creation made by the
immediate past administration.
He also promised not to uphold
appointments and promotions carried out
after the former governor lost the
gubernatorial election in June.
“Section 7 of the 1999 Constitution of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended
clearly spells the authorities and
procedures for the creation of local
government,” he said.