Ekiti Assembly ratifies suspension of councilors


The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed a resolution ratifying the suspension of two councilors in Efon Local Government Area of the state for unethical behaviors and gross misconduct.

The assembly at its plenary in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday, also supported the decision of the council mandating three other councilors to tender letters of undertaking to be of good behavior throughout their tenure as counselors.

According to a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Dr. Samuel Omotoso, the suspended counselors are Aladejare Adewole and Ogunmayowa Taiwo, while those mandated to write letters of undertaking are Ayodele Lawrence, Adesua Busayo and Ogundare Lekan.

The statement said the Deputy Leader, Adeniran Alagbada, at the plenary disclosed that based on petitions by some leaders in the local government the assembly assembly set up an investigation panel to look into the crisis.

The Chairman of the panel, Badejo Anifowose, representing Moba constituency II, said the the affected councilors were found culpable after investigation.

Anifowose said the day-to-day legislative activities in the council had been abruptly hampered as a result of the crisis, while efforts to save the situation proved abortive.

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