In spite of his initial bragging and show of bravado, the Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose inched towards impeachment as the 19-member All Progressives Congress (APC) state House of Assembly members moved one step forward today with a resolution directing the Chief Judge to set up an impeachment panel to look into the allegations of gross misconduct against the governor.
The resolution was signed by the speaker, Wale Omirin and two other members of the “G19”, the 19 majority members of the APC who want the two-time governor removed from office.
The House membership was saide to have met at an undisclosed location in Ado-Ekiti to discuss the way forward following the notice of impeachment they served against Fayose on March 3rd 2015.
Appearing on a live radio and television show on Tuesday, Governor Fayose bragged: “I’m like Israel that is in the midst of enemies but will always prevail. Whoever wants to remove me will first have to impeach God.”
In October 2006, Fayose and his first term deputy, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi, were impeached on corruption charges. If impeached in the ongoing drama, he would become the first man in Nigerian history to be impeached twice from the same elected position.