The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin,challenges Governor Fayose over his moves to arrest 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) law makers that sat in a plenary last Thursday in the state capital.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media to the Speaker, Wole Olujobi, Omirin said APC lawmakers acted within the law to conduct its sitting in a public building in the state capital
"Governor Fayose has kept armed thugs permanently in the House of Assembly to attack us. We can't put ourselves in harm's way, yet we have a responsibility to our constituents to make laws for good governance. That is why we followed the law to sit to consider issues on the ongoing constitutional amendment, " Omirin said, adding that the House had a responsibility to respond to the National Assembly's demand to send Ekiti State's contributions to the constitutional amendment process.
"Ekiti State has just one House of Assembly. That is why the National Assembly acknowledged the receipt of our resolutions on the constitutional amendment. If they are sure of their status, let them approach the National Assembly or the Judiciary for recognition."
The speaker said it is regrettable that the governor has not learnt a lesson from his past experience when he instigated a constitutional crisis that led to the declaration of state of emergency that culminated in the dismissal of his government in 2006.
He told the Ekiti CP, Taiwo Lakanu, not to allow himself to be dragged into the political fray in the state, warning that the governor would bear the consequences if he caused conditions that could threaten good governance in Ekiti.