The leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Ilawe Ward 2, Ekiti Southwest Local Government of Ekiti State, on Wednesday called for the removal of the council Chairman, Sikira Apolola, over alleged abuse of power.
They reportedly stormed the APC secretariat in Ado-Ekiti to register their displeasure against alleged assault on the leader of the legislative arm, Gbenga Akomolade.
The protesters led by the Ward Chairman, Dada Lucas and his Secretary, Mr. Samuel Durodola, brandished placards with different inscriptions such as,‘We Say No to Impunity’, ‘Apolola Must Go’, Enough is Enough’, Apolola must be punished for Assault’, among others.
While speaking with journalists on behalf of the protesters, Lucas said the protest was to call the attention of the authorities to the excesses of Apolola.
The ward chairman accused the council boss of high handedness and abuse of power, which he claimed dent the image of APC and Governor Biodun Oyebanji.
He explained that the council boss’ latest assault on the leader of the legislative arm, Mr. Gbenga Akomolafe, by slapping him was nothing but unbridled abuse of power.
Lucas said Apolola’s assault on the lawmaker had ridiculed the ruling APC and the esteemed seat of power in the local government.
It was gathered that efforts to speak with the council boss on the issue proved abortive.
He neither picked up calls nor replied to the text message sent to his phone at the of filing this report.