A group, Ekiti Democratic Coalition, has alleged that 15 All Progressives Congress members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have been bribed with N800m to impeach the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The group made the allegation in a release issued on Wednesday and signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Aderemi Olaleye.
It alleged that the lawmakers met with a national leader of the party and a former Governor of the State in Lagos on Tuesday, where the directive was given.
EDC alleged that each of the lawmakers got N50m while the Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin, got N100m.
He said, “The lawmakers will be hinging the impeachment on the dissolution of Local Councils Caretaker Committee.
“Apart from the Speaker, some of the lawmakers who attended the meeting were the Deputy Speaker, Adetunji Orisalade (Ido/Osi II), Majority Leader, Churchill Adedipe (Irepodun/Ifelodun I), Adetunji Odu ((Irepodun/Ifelodun I), Ogunrinde Ojo-Olaseinde (Moba I) and others.”
The group alleged that the national leader instructed the assembly members to make sure that Ekiti State was made ungovernable for the Governor.
But the Speaker in his reaction who denied being in Lagos on Tuesday said he left Ekiti for Abuja that day.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, he described the allegation as the handiwork of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He accused the group of championing what the PDP failed to achieve when it tried to entice the APC lawmakers in the Assembly.
“Whatever the PDP wants to do, it accuses other of doing same. It was the party that tried to woo the lawmakers but failed.
“The Speaker left Ekiti yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon for Abuja so how could he be in Lagos on the same day,” Olujobi queried.