From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti
Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday evening, has disclosed that he would contest the 2018 gubernatorial election so that he could serve his term which was truncated through an orchestrated conspiracy of illegal impeachment in 2006.
It would be recalled that the Supreme Court, in 2014, nullified the impeachment saga that ousted Fayose from office about seven months to the end of his first term. The apex court described the said impeachment as null and void.
Speaking in a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado-Ekiti on Monday evening, Fayose, who was explaining why he chose to put his image on a campaign poster currently circulating the state, said that since the apex court had said that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach same court to interpret what that ruling meant and also consider seeking a re-election in 2018.
“The ‘Continuity’ poster you see my image in and which is spreading across the state can be interpreted in two ways. First is the need for me to ask the apex court to explain its 2014 ruling that my so-called impeachment in 2014 was illegal, null and void and also consider a re-election in 2018 so that I can complete my term.
Speaking also about the lingering non-supply of petrol to the state by the Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria (IPMAN), Governor Fayose alleges that the decision of the fuel marketers to stop supply to the state days prior to the burial of late Major Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo was politically-motivated and done in conspiracy with the opposition so as to ensure that the burial of the late governor of Old Western Region failed to be successful and colourful as the governor has planned.
Vowing to resist any attempt to run business through illegal and questionable means, governor Fayose ordered that as long as fuel supply doesn’t come to Ekiti, commercial activities in all petrol station must stop henceforth. He also ordered that all petrol stations defaulting in proper legal proceedings will be demolished henceforth.