By Gbenga Ariyibi
Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Tunji Odeyemi, yesterday said the tenure of Ekiti State governor,Â Segun Oni, is an issue that couldÂ only be resolved by the court of law.
Odeyemi, spoke at a forum organised by members of the Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists in Ado Ekiti yesterday.
The SpeakerÂ noted that it was the opinion of some people that the four year- tenure ofÂ Â a governorÂ commences immediately the governor was sworn in, adding that some people hold a contrary viewÂ on the premise that the 2009Â gubernatorialÂ re-run election took placeÂ inÂ 10Â out of the 16 councils of the state.
He also notedÂ that the mandate given to Oni by the remaining 6 councilsÂ where there was no election re-run ends in 2011 , as they voted him for a four year- tenure in 2007Â Â general elections. â€œBut for me, l believe in the rule of law. When it is time, the court would be able to say whether Oniâ€™s tenure would end in 2011 or 2013,â€he said.
On the establishmentÂ and funding of three state owned universities, the SpeakerÂ said the state government could successfully run 5Â or 6Â Â universities, if it sets its priority on education.