Ekiti House of Assembly on Friday through unanimous resolution suspended the Ikere Local Government Area Chairman, Mr Femi Ayodele over alleged unauthorized campaign publication for Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s presidential ambition.
DAILY POST reports that the resolution was passed at the Friday plenary sitting presided by the Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye in Ado-Ekiti.
The motion for the suspension and investigation of the alleged unauthorized campaign publication was moved by the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan and seconded by Mr Tajudeen Akingbolu, Ekiti West Constituency 1, APC.
The motion was titled: Calling for an investigation into the alleged unsolicited and unauthorised campaign in the media in flagrant disregard to Extant Regulations by Chairman, Ikere Local Government Area, Mr Femi Ayodele.
The House through resolution committed the matter to its Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for investigation, while Ayodele was asked to step aside pending the outcome of the matter.
Commenting on the matter, the Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye directed that the committee report its findings to the House within one week.
Contributing to the debate, Mr Steven Aribasoye, Ikole Constituency 2, APC and Mr Olajide Adegoke, Efon, APC described the action of the Ayodele as an embarrassment to the government of Ekiti and Governor Fayemi in particular as well as against the Electoral Act.
They called for appropriate sanctions against Ayodele.
The House again after debates, committed the Ekiti Institute of Local Government Studies Bill, 2020 to its Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for further legislative scrutiny.
Contributing to the debate, Mr Ajibade Adeyemi, Moba Constituency 1 APC, said the bill, if passed, would improve the professionalism of LG members of staff and in turn increase their productivity.