‘I’m ready for probe’–Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor on Sunday, announced that he is ready to face any probe panel in order to defend the actions of his administration.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti with journalists, the governor said: “I expect that I would be called upon to defend certain actions or clarify actions and explain what I have done in office. That is stewardship. Anyone who has served must be prepared to render an account of stewardship, but even before I am called, I mean I have almost 1,500-page handover note for the incoming administration and I am sure they would have enough to chew on. And if they are not satisfied, I am sure they can ask questions as long as the questions are asked in a manner that does not impugn my character which I hold very dearly. And there is no reason why they should not be free to ask questions. It is a legitimate expectation of any new government to ask questions about what has transpired.”

Fayemi further said his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, will remain in control of the Ekiti State House of Assembly after he leaves the governor’s office on Thursday.

“We were 24 (lawmakers) before; we are now 25 in the House. So, if we assume that the lone PDP member is likely to join us, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the 25 from our side would do an Adamawa overnight and cross over to the other side,” he said

The governor also took time to talk about the recent attacks on the state’s judiciary, which he described as an aberration.

“I’m a student of the Awo School, I cannot recall any time while growing up, in all my admiration of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, hearing that he was sitting by the road side eating ‘boli’, roasted plantain, with some people in order to demonstrate how close to the grassroots he was and I never saw him ride on ‘okada’, commercial motorcycle, because he wanted to prove that he was a grassroots person. Once brigandage and thuggery descend on any society, there is a problem. What we have seen in the courts in Ekiti is monumental travesty that really shouldn’t be supported by any right-thinking person,” Fayemi enthused.

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