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Fayose Swears In As Judge The Man Who Headed His Impeachment Panel In 2006

Governor Ayodele Fayose on Friday swore in as Judge the man who headed the impeachment panel that recommended his removal from office in 2006.

Fayose said that he refused to listen to his supporters who  believed that he should have had his revenge on Justice Bamidele Omotosho.

Omotoso,was cleared by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to be made a judge in the state two years but was refused to be sworn in by former governor, Kayode Fayemi.

“Few days after my inauguration, some people came to me and reminded me of the role played by Omotoso during my impeachment saga. They said I should not swear  him in as a  judge of the state High Court

“I am not here to revenge,vengeance belongs to God.

“If you want to report anybody to me bring the person here,otherwise I will invite the two of you.”

Fayose asked the judicial and legislative arm to shelve whatever grievance they have against him and work together for the progress of the state

“I plead with the other two arms of government that  Ekiti should come first. You may not like my face and I may not like yours, but Ekiti should be number one.”

“I am ready to work with the Assembly. I am a man of uncommon history, coming back to office after eight years is divine. I have a stern warning from God, do not avenge.

There is nothing personal I have against the judiciary.

People would want to be where you are and life is about struggles. We need more judges and we will help in making them comfortable in the discharge of their duties.

There is need for fair hearing. I want the other arms of government to give my administration a fair hearing and the chance to perform,” he said.

The Governor also appointed Mr Lawrence Ojo of the Ministry of Justice, who signed his warrant of arrest papers at Ikoyi Prisons during his murder case to position of Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.

 

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