After three days of the shutdown of tAdo Ekiti on account of inner strife between the Chairman of the council, Hon. Omotunde Fajuyi and his Councilors, peace yesterday returned to the beleaguered native authorities as stakeholders brokered peace amongst contending forces.
There was a stampede within the native authorities, on Wednesday, as political thugs invaded the council when some aggrieved councilors have been suspected to be perfecting impeachment plot in opposition to the council boss.
Because of bodily , emotional and psychological trauma suffered by the workers, the State Nigerian Union of Native Authorities Workers (NULGE), had ordered its members to remain at house till normalcy returns.
At a joint assembly held on the Secretariat on Friday, which signaled the tip of the disaster, the council boss, dismissed the hearsay that the councilors wished to question her over alleged embezzlement of funds.
Fajuyi stated, although the seeming disaster had been laid to relaxation, however she was nonetheless ready to look earlier than the legislature to clear herself of any allegation.
“It was true that I used to be invited by the councilors by means of a letter and I had wished to fulfill with them when the incident occurred.
“They raised the difficulty of appropriation, which didn’t emanate from my workplace. I’m not a sole administrator and couldn’t be the one one that might do the entire hog of appropriation course of within the council.
“I imagine in openness and I’m prepared to look earlier than the councilors, and I’ll nonetheless seem. Why ought to I run away? Besides you might have accomplices, no chief govt can steal on their own. Although, I’m the final approval authority, however I nonetheless have checks and balances , so these allegations have been spurious.
“There was a stampede brought on by some hoodlums from exterior, however I give glory to God that no person died. No matter occurs, we’re all represented right here and none was misplaced. I’m joyful that we now have come collectively. Let me thank NULGE for what it has executed,” Fajuyi acknowledged.
The chief of the Legislative arm, Hon. Idowu Odunayo, stated all of the aggrieved events had met and agreed to sheath
“We met with the Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi , NULGE and our occasion they usually have informed us to relatively accomplice and develop the council, relatively than permitting inner disaster to tear the workers aside.
“It was by means of that we invited the Chairperson to clarify some issues to us concerning the funds of the Council, it was not a witch-hunt , simply to make clarification.
“Although we now have resolved the disaster, however the Chairman would nonetheless have to look and clarify to us and we’re certain that we’ll clear her, if her rationalization is passable”.
Additionally bemoaning the recurrent assaults on the council, the State President of NULGE, Com. Oluseyi Olatunde, stated NULGE would coalesce efforts with the council management to confront these incessant misdemeanor by suspected occasion thugs.
“We weren’t joyful that my members have been made to get injured and handed by means of trauma due to actions of those that don’t have any stake on this council.
“That was why I joined the council management to pacify the aggrieved workers who acquired injured, those that misplaced priceless belongings like units and monies and people who suffered trauma in by some means, in order that we are able to resolve this concern as soon as and for all.
“I wish to guarantee you that sanity has returned. I’m saying this categorically that we’ll maintain the Chairperson accountable anytime such incidence repeat itself on this Council”, the NULGE boss stated.
Olatunde assured that the council will quickly get perimeter fencing, in order that standby safety surveillance will be stationed on the predominant gate to keep at bay unwarranted assaults.
“There will likely be standby safety surveillance right here from this second, so no trigger for alarm, go and be doing all of your work,” Olatunde stated.