Fayose sued for joining Ekiti workers’ strike amounting to abduction of duties

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has been sued over his decision to join workers of the state’s civil service in their industrial action.

A lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu, who sued the governor before a Federal High Court in Lagos, argued that Mr. Fayose’s decision amounted to abdication of duties.

“Considering the provision of Section 176 subsection 1 and 2 of the Constitution whether the abdication of duty by the 1st Defendant in reckless abandonment is not a violation of Oath of office taken by him as Governor of Ekiti,” Mr. Akingbolu stated in his originating summons.

Joined as defendants in the suit are the state’s Attorney General, Accountant-General of the Federation, and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr. Fayose had announced in a televised broadcast his decision to join the workers’ indefinite strike in solidarity.

The workers are being owed five months salaries.
“I want to tell workers that I have placed myself on indefinite strike in solidarity with you,” Mr. Fayose was quoted as saying.

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