The speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, has assured the people of the state that neither would the House be polarised nor bicker with the executive in the name of politics.
The twin problems, according to the speaker, were responsible for the ‘war’ waged against the state by the group of 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Assembly.
According to a statement issued by the Special Assistant (Media) to the speaker, Stephen Gbadamosi, Oluwawole made the comments while featuring on a live state television programme on Saturday.
“Ekiti people voted for us on 11 April in expectation of new things. By the Grace of God, we, the 26 lawmakers, have resolved to do our jobs well. We will not cheat the people; we will not cheat Fayose.
“We won’t wage war against Ekiti State. We won’t disappoint you. See what happened recently: Our governor was voted for and all stakeholders saw that he was voted for, but some people said they wanted to sack him, against the wish of the people. They waged war against the state. We won’t do that to the people of Ekiti,” Oluwawole said.
The speaker said, that the House was an all-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) affair was an indication that the people of the state had unwavering belief in the party and its candidates, adding that it was a plus for the state as the members would all galvanise their energies towards making the robust programmes of the Ayo Fayose-led government bring gains of democracy to them.
“The people have spoken with their votes. They believe in the PDP. As a House, we shall promote the laudable programmes Governor Fayose has lined up to bring good governance to the peoples’ doors.
“Though our state has been plunged into debt, the governor is doing everything to source for funds to provide the needs of the people”, he said.