A former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Omoniyi Ajaja, on Friday gave reasons why the state lawmakers impeached Governor Ayo Fayose in 2006.
He was reacting to the comments by Governor Fayose that those lawmakers that impeached him at the time had died politically.
Ajaja said in a statement made available to reporters in Akure, Ondo State, that it was better for the governor to see the impeachment saga as an experience in his political life rather than castigating the lawmakers that impeached him.
He maintained that Fayose should thank God for his second coming, stressing that the 2006 impeachment was done by the lawmakers to save the state from anarchy.
He said majority of those lawmakers that participated in the exercise had at one time or the other held several other political positions within and outside the state, adding that some of them are still relevant in the politics of the state.
The governor while inaugurating the new Ekiti House of Assembly last Friday declared had said “impeach me, risk political death. Those that impeached him in 2006 had died politically today.”
Ajaja, who was the Chief Whip of the second Ekiti Assembly, described the statement as “too mean” for a governor and that it was an attempt to intimidate the current Assembly members.
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