The 19 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday, May 25, 2015 finally held a fence-mending meeting with Governor Ayo Fayose in order to restore peace in the state.
The meeting, which was called by Governor Fayose was held in Akure, the Ondo State capital and was also attended by both the Ekiti State Director of Department of State Service and Commissioner of Police.
Details of the meeting was made known by Wole Olujobi, the Special Adviser on Media to the ousted Speaker of the House Adewale Omirin via a statement made available to The Trent.
The statement read in parts: “While the governor emphasized before the lawmakers the offer of their salaries and other entitlements, the lawmakers insisted on the return to the status quo as at November 11, 2014.
“That means restoring all the principal officers to their positions and all aides of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, including those of other principal officers should be restored to their positions.
“The lawmakers made it clear they were ready to return to their jobs and the governor should provide atmosphere for that possibility. They asked the governor to clear the House of Assembly of thugs and create conditions that would make them do their jobs without any security threats. They insisted that restoring the security aides of the principal officers and opening the Assembly for resumption of their legal duties should be the starting point for the restoration of peace.
“We want to make it clear that the resolution of the crisis in the House of Assembly lies with the governor in acceding to our request,” the statement concluded.
See photos from the meeting below: