The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who is also the former Governor of Ekiti state has recently advised his successor , Mr Ayodele Fayose, to focus on governing the state instead of pursuing a vendetta against him.
Dr Fayemi, said this on Monday after the governor set up a commission of inquiry to probe the finances of the state during his administration – from 2010 to 2014.
In a statement issued by Mr Yinka Oyebody, his Special Assistant on Media, Dr Fayemi described the commission of inquiry as illegal and efforts to probe him through it as an exercise in futility.
Pointing out that there are two cases pending in court concerning the planned probe of his administration, he stressed that the decision to go ahead with the inauguration of the panel was presumptuous and ill-advised.
“The Governor and members of the panel are reminded that the two cases involving the House of Assembly, its leadership and top officials of the present administration are still pending in an Abuja High Court and a Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti, thus making it an act of illegality for another panel to look into the matter,” Dr Fayemi said.
“The governor is advised to concentrate on the serious task of governance and refrain from shadow chasing which the current pursuit of personal vendetta through a kangaroo committee clearly represents.”
The governor had inaugurated the eight-man commission of inquiry in compliance with the resolution passed by the State House of Assembly on May 10, 2017, directing the governor to set up a panel to probe Dr Fayemi.
The Assembly had passed the resolution after it accused Dr Fayemi of failing to honour series of invitation sent to him by the Assembly to appear before the lawmakers.
The lawmakers had accused Fayemi of disregarding the state House of Assembly and denying them the chance to get answers to questions about some financial decisions by his administration.