2nd November, 2010
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has warned that the state government wouldÂ take decisive legal steps if the sacked council chairmen in the state persist inÂ taking laws into their own hands by hindering workers from performing their lawfulÂ duties.
Dr. Fayemi who gave this warning while addressing traditional rulers in the state atÂ their first meeting since his emergence as governor, reiterated that hisÂ administration was committed to the rule of law and would not do anything that wouldÂ undermine it.
The governor explained that the dissolution was informed by the striking out of theÂ suit filed by the ousted council chiefs and condemned the attempts of the erstwhileÂ chairmen to hinder workers from performing their lawful duties.
Governor Fayemi said his administration was committed to the unity and developmentÂ of the state and would not compromise on the efforts at maintaining peace in theÂ state.
He assured that his administration would not discriminate against anybody or groupÂ of people, promising to accordÂ priority to the welfare of traditional rulers in theÂ state.
He added that his administration would not only ensure prompt completion of the roadÂ projects initiated by the previous administration but would also accord top priorityÂ to construction of good roads towards enhancing industrialization.
He however solicited the support of the royal fathers in the task of developing theÂ state and charged them to ensure peace and tranquility in their respective domains.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Chairman of the state Council ofÂ Obas, Oba Adetunji Ajayi, the Arinjale of Ise Ekiti pledged their unflinchingÂ support for the Fayemi administration.
The Council of Obas advised Governor Fayemi to appoint Caretaker Committees toÂ oversee the affairs of the local government councils in order to ensure the continuedÂ delivery of the dividends of democracy to the people at the grassroots and pledgedÂ their continued prayers for the success of the administration.