- On Friday, December 2nd, the Governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji signed the 2022 Supplementary Bill into law
- Oyebanji who promised to deliver good governance to the people, while signing the bill gave an update on the crisis rocking the APC in the state
- He however called on the aggrieved members of the ruling party in the state to alow the interest of the state rise above the party's crisis
Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti has signed the N122.6 billion Ekiti State 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into Law.
The Nation reported that Oyebanji, while signing the appropriation bill in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, December 2nd, noted that the lawmakers have the capacity to solve their internal crisis.
“Democracy allows for crisis but we must place the interest of the state above all interest.
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“We should place the intetest of the state and rise above internal crisis for the progress and development of our state.”
Oyebanji speaks on APC crisis
The governor commended the elders and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state for the quick resolution of the crisis.
Oyebanji, however, pleaded with non-APC members in the state to leave the party alone, saying the crisis has been resolved.
He urged the lawmakers to ensure that before the end of the year, they conclude deliberations on the 2023 appropriate budget.
He described the lawmakers as fantastic and promised to do everything to facilitate harmonious relationship for the progress of the state.
Ekiti Assembly Speaker sheds more light on the development
Earlier, the Speaker, Mrs Olubunmi Adelugba, said:
”This supplementary budget demonstrates the resolve of the governor to place high premium on accountability, probity and transparency in government expenditure.”
Adelugba said the legislature would continue to accord the Oyebanji-led administration the necessary support for the re-engineering agenda.
“It is our collective determination in the house to join hands with you in preserving values through responsible and impactful legislation,” she said.
Ekiti Speakership Tussle: Tension looms as Speaker accuses Ex-Governor Fayemi of plot to remove him
Kayode Fayemi, the former governor of Ekiti state has been accused of a plot to remove the newly elected speaker of the state assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan.
The speaker alleged that the ex-governor is working with members of the state house of assembly to sack him.
Aribisogan's allegation came after the assembly complex was sealed off by security operatives over suspicion that some hoodlums would unleash mayhem on the facility following his emergence as speaker.
Tension in southwest as hoodlums attempt to burn down major state assembly, police step in
The Ekiti state police command on Friday, November 18, halted an attempt by some thugs to burn down the state assembly complex.
It was learnt that the attempted attack took place around 4 am when the assailants were reported to have jumped the fence and made efforts to bring down the complex.
There has been a crisis in the Ekiti state house of assembly since the emergence of the minority leader, Gboyega Aribisogan, as the speaker of the house, to replace Funmilayo Afuye, who died last month, on October 19.