The Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, has been ordered by a court to pay over N234 million to chairmen and members of statutory commissions appointed by former Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The order came as a result of a successful suit brought against the governor for dismissing them without following due process.
Fayose had sacked members of the State Independent National Electoral
Commission (SIEC), Civil Service Commission (CSC), House of Assembly
Service Commission (HASC) and Local Government Service Commission
(LGSC) on assumption of office in October 2014 while their tenures were still subsisting.
The officials, through the suit filed on their behalf by Femi Falana (SAN), had urged the court to reverse their unlawful dismissal and reinstate them into the respective positions
The claimants said they had not served out their tenures by the time the governor sacked them.
The court gave the verdict while delivering judgment in separate suits filed by the sacked members of the commissions against the governor of Ekiti State and the Attorney General of Ekiti State.