The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday called for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan for short-changing the state and starving it of allocation.
The state governor, Kayode Fayemi, had raised concerns that for some time now, the state has been starved of funds from the federal allocation and requested for the immediate payment of all outstanding allocations by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
Other request made by the governor include the separation of the office of the Auditor General of the federation as well as the accountant general of the federation such that he can function independently; assessment of the revenue into the federation account and immediate review of the revenue allocation.
After listening to the governor’s presentation and requests, the lawmakers concluded that there was a deliberate attempt to starve the state of funds considering the fact that the state governorship election was just by the corner.
The Speaker of the House, Adewale Omirin, said the federal government has not been fair to the state and that what the President has done “is an impeachable offense”.