Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chairman over unauthorized presidential campaign for Governor Fayemi

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Chairman of Ikere Local Government, Mr Femi Ayodele has been suspended by the Ekiti state house of assembly over an unauthorized presidential campaign for Governor Fayemi. 

Ayodele had sponsored campaign posters canvassing for Governor Fayemi to contest as a presidential candidate under the platform of the All Progressive Congress in 2023, with a tagline that read “Support His Excellency Dr. John Kayode Fayemi for President 2023.”

However following a motion titled “Calling for investigation into the alleged unsolicited and unauthorised campaign in the media in flagrant disregard to Extant Regulations by Chairman, Ikere Local Government Area, Mr. Femi Ayodele”, which was moved by the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan and seconded by Mr Tajudeen Akingbolu, Ekiti West Constituency 1, APC, the Ekiti lawmakers unanimously agreed to suspend the council chairman pending the completion of the assembly’s investigation on the matter.

The lawmakers insisted that Ayodele’s action was ill-concieved and is flagrantly antithetical to the extant provisions of the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended.