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Ekiti assembly crisis: Gov, elders’ council urge lawmakers to close ranks

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has received the new speaker of the state assembly, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, with a call on the leadership…

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has received the new speaker of the state assembly, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, with a call on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to bring all lawmakers on board.

Similarly, the Ekiti State Council of Elders has called on the state House of Assembly members and the party leaders to close ranks and allow peace to reign in the hallowed chamber and the state at large.

Governor Oyebanji, also appealed to the lawmakers for speedy passage if the 2023 budget of the state, adding that those who are not coming back in 2023 would not be forgotten.

He made the remarks yesterday at the executive chambers of the government house in Ado-Ekiti, while receiving the lawmakers who came to present the new speaker, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, to him.

Presenting the new speaker yesterday, in the presence of other 17 members, the deputy speaker, Hon Akeem Jamiu, described the crisis in the house in the last few days as an embarrassment not only to the members of the APC,  but the people of the state.

Responding, the new Speaker, Hon Adelugba, appreciated all members of the house and other APC executive members over her emergence as the new speaker.

She described the process that led to her emergence as a peaceful one, and promised to always maintain allegiance to the people of the state.

Similarly, the state Council of Elders, in a press release signed by its secretary general, Mr. Niyi Ajibulu, on behalf of the council president, Prof. Joseph Oluwasanmi, decried the unnecessary power tussle in the legislature.

The council implored the assembly members to be peaceful and honourable in their dealings in the interest of the government and people of the state.