The Ekiti state House of Assembly on Tuesday, April 11 slammed a fine of N1 million on former Governor Kayode Fayemi. The fine was imposed on the former governor for refusing to honor three invitations by the lawmakers.
The fine was imposed as a result of the resolutions reached by the lawmakers at their plenary on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti.
Report says that Fayemi, currently the minister of Solid Minerals Development under President Muhammadu Buhari, has been in a running battle with the government of Ekiti state as well as its House of Assembly.
Yinka Oyebode, the spokesperson of the minister did not take his call when NAIJ.com contacted him. However, Fayemi had earlier said he was not prepared to respond to all the antics of Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose, who is his successor in office. Reacting to Fayose’s allegations in various fora that the minister was working with some justices of the Supreme Court to sack him via a review of the ruling of the apex court, Dr Fayemi told journalists in Ado-Ekiti that he would rather not comment.
“You know that I would never join issues with Governor Fayose. He is entitled to his opinion and he is free to entertain himself, so let him continue to entertain himself. At the appropriate time, he would meet his comeuppance.
“I don’t belong in the mud, so he cannot drag me to the mud. Truth is always constant and I know posterity is there to judge,” he added.