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Former Speaker, Dele Olugbemi Rejects Fayose’s Appointment, Shuns Screening



Former pro-Fayose Speaker in the immediate past Ekiti State Hou se of Assembly, Hon Dele Olugbemi, has rejected his appointment as a member of the House of Assembly Service Commission (HASC) , as announced by Governor Ayo Fayose.

Olugbemi , a defector in the Peoples Democratic Party, held a faction of seven lawmakers that impeached the Speaker of the Assembly in the 4th Assembly, Hon Adewale Omirin

Sign that the love that had existed between the duo must have turned sour manifested tuesday, as Olugbemi shunned the process of
screening and confirmation of HASC nominees , which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday .

Reacting to Olugbemi’s non-appearance and rejection of the appointment, the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, said a nominee could not be forced to accept an offer.

Oluwawole said, “If you offer somebody an appointment and he says no, there will be a replacement because there are so many people yearning for this opportunity.

“People who are very intelligent and qualified are looking for this opportunity and government will ensure that another replacement is made.

“We stepped it down (on Tuesday) because we wanted to ensure that there is a balance in representation on the commission.

“It had to be stepped down to do some necessary adjustments to ensure equity and fair play because every segment of Ekiti State should be made to feel a sense of belonging.

“It is a development we have to address and it has nothing to do with the fact that somebody declined the offer.

“If I am offering you an offer and you say no, you cannot be compelled to serve in a particular agency or commission, it is a matter of choice.”

Akinyele also said, “It’s no big deal at all, we are to clear the House of Assembly Service Commission board nominees.

“The members have to be five and we are having four nominees now, the fifth person is going to be included so that the confirmation will be done at the same time. That is just the simple reason.”

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