By G9ija

By a unanimous decision, the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Friday suspended the Chairman, Ikere Local Government, Mr Femi Ayodele, for alleged unauthorised presidential campaign publication for Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The members voted following a motion by the Majority Leader Gboyega Aribisogan, which was supported by Mr Tajudeen Akingbolu, representing Ekiti West Constituency I.

The two legislators urged the House to investigate the chairman’s alleged involvement in the unauthorised presidential campaign posters of the governor.

They held that the chairman should be suspended and investigated, stressing that the act was in flagrant disregard of extant regulations in the state.

Speaker Funminiyi Afuye directed that the investigation be concluded and reported to the House within one week.

Similarly, the House also referred the Ekiti Institute of Local Government Studies Bill 2020 to its committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for further scrutiny.

Contributing to the debate on the bill, Mr Ajibade Adeyemi, APC lawmaker representing Moba Constituency I, said the bill would improve efficiency and productivity at the third tier level.

The assembly adjourned further legislative business until Monday, Aug. 24.