A week after former Governor Ayodele Fayose’s tenure expired, the Ekiti State House of Assembly has begun a probe into his administration.
The House on Tuesday set up a three-man ad-hoc committee to investigate the N10 billion supplementary budget passed by some members of the Assembly close to the expiration of Fayose’s administration.
At its plenary presided over by the Speaker, Adeniran Alagbada, the House raised an ad-hoc committee to be chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Olusegun Adewumi, with Akinniyi Sunday and Fajana Ojo-Ade as members.
The members at the plenary congratulated the state’s new governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, for annulling the education tax imposed on pupils by the Fayose government.
The supplementary budget under probe was passed and approved for Fayose by the House on September 13 and the then governor had while signing the budget said, “Fayemi signed his own on September 15, 2014, exactly a month to his leaving office, now I’m signing my own on September 14. They should keep quiet and stop crying wolf, I’m still the governor.
“This revised budget being signed today September 14, 2018, Fayemi did sign the same kind of budget on September 15, 2014, when he had less than a month to leave office. Maybe he has forgotten, but Ekiti people are not suffering from dementia and are students of history.
“The Clerk of the House in 2014 when Fayemi signed his revised budget, Mr. Tola Esan, is still the clerk and he is here today. We are not robots and when there are things to attend to, we will still do that before we leave office.”
There have been conflicting views by analysts as to whether the new government under Governor Kayode Fayemi should probe the Fayose administration, or move in with governance of the state, and not allow a probe distract it.
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