Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, on Friday, pleaded with the legislative and judiciary arms of the state to team with his administration in governing the state. He spoke during the inauguration of Justice Bamidele Omotosho as a judge of the state High Court, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
“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,” Fayose said. Fayose said his appointing Omotosho, who headed the panel that impeached him in 2006, showed he had forgiven him for his role.
The governor said he had “nothing personal” with the judiciary.
He said: “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.
He also promised to work with the state assembly, dominated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers, who he apparently has a frosty relationship with since he became governor.
“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,” he said.
In attendance were the assembly Speaker, Omirin and the state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola.
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,” Fayose stressed.