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Ekiti Assembly summons Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned the former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Ayodele Fayose to appear before the House Committee on Public Account over alleged misappropriation of local government funds while in office.

Joined in the summon is the former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON Mr Dapo Olagunju, the former Commissioner for local government affairs. Mr Kola Kolade and all the 16 local government chairmen.

The decision of the house followed the adoption of the recommendations of the Public Account Committee saddled by the house to investigate the allegation of misappropriation of local government funds by the chairmen.

The committee had earlier recommended the suspension of all the sixteen local government chairmen but later reinstated eight of them.

Presenting his report, the Chairman, Public Account Committee, Mr Adegoke Olajide said the remaining eight chairmen on a suspension made a plea to the house for the review of their indictment and possibly to reinstate them.

He alleged that the concerned chairmen during an appearance before the committee confessed to having diverted funds of their councils on monthly basis to an account but said the action was in compliance with the directive of the immediate past governor.

Mr Olajide said the chairmen who provided documents to back up their allegations, claimed that the instruction to withdraw the council fund was often passed to them through the former ALGON chairman, Mr Dapo Olagunju and the then commissioner for local government.

Tope Bamidele

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