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Ekiti Assembly threatens to issue arrest warrant on ex-Gov Fayemi



Ekiti Assembly threatens to issue arrest warrant on ex-Gov Fayemi

The former governor of Ekiti State and present Minister of Steel and Mines Development, Kayode Fayemi, has been asked by Ekiti State House of Assembly to appear before it on Tuesday.

The Assembly vowed that should he fail to appear, it may be left with no other option but to invoke Section 129 (d) of the 1999 Constitution and issue a warrant of arrest against him.

Two previous invitations by the Assembly on allegation of misappropriation and diversion of public funds were not honoured by the former governor.

The present invitation is coming on the heels of Dr. Fayemi’s suit against a member of the Assembly and chairman, Committee on Information, Dr. Samuel Omotosho, and a Special Adviser to Governor Ayodele Fayose on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

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The Assembly in summoning the former governor during its plenary on Thursday sneered at the indifferent attitude of the minister to previous invitations, saying it was unbecoming of a public figure who had also served the people.

The Leader of Business, Olatunji Akinyele, while moving the motion for the invitation stated that it was urgent Fayemi visits the Assembly to shed light on the allegations of misappropriation and diversion of public funds made against him.

Fayemi has sued Omotosho and Olayinka before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over alleged libel.

He is, among other things, seeking payment of N3 billion to remedy what he described as aggravated damages caused by the insults and public ridicules orchestrated by the accused on his person.







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