By Dayo Johnson Akure
AN end may be in sight as regards the crisis between the Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose and the warring 19 lawmakers as they met Monday in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Security at the meeting was relaxed as the governor and the representatives of the lawmakers exchanged banters.
Governor Fayose and five of the lawmakers led by the former Speaker Adewale Omirin met behind closed door at Sunview hotel in Akure for over five hours.
The closed door meeting was equally attended by the Director of SSS and the state Police commissioner John James, the Chief of staff to the governor Dipo Anisulowo., the Attorney General and Justice Commissioner Owoseni Ajayi and a newly elected PDP lawmaker Pastor Oluwawole Kola.
Former Speaker led others APC lawmakers who include the Deputy Speaker Hon Orisalade Tunji, Orilowo Bunmi, Churchill Adedipeand Gbenga Odebunmi.
Speaking after the meeting, the governor said that they have met to chart a new course for Ekiti.
Fayose said ” today we have met( the executive and the legislators in the overall interest of the state believing that we will be able to find solution to the problems that all”
The governor who declined to answer further questions asked if the former Speaker has a comment to make.
The former Speaker in turn said ” what the governor said is exactly what we have done.
Both parties were not forth coming as Journalists pressed for more questions.
The governor insisted that ” we do not want questions we are not going to answer any question but make a statement .
It was not clear if the reconciliation was initiated by prominent leaders of the state but only the governor and the representatives of the Lawmakers came out to speak with newsmen after the meeting.
The five Lawmakers later went into another round of meeting after the governor and his entourage left the venue of the meeting.
Journalist waited to have a word with the lawmakers but they were still meeting by the time of filling in this report.
It will be recalled that efforts by a prominent Leader of the state Basorun Afe Babalola to broker peace was botched by the lawmakers who expressed fear that they may be attacked on their way to Ado Ekiti for the meeting.
The Lawmakers later apologies that they would not oppose to another meeting outside Akure.
The meeting in Akure caught many by surprise as the lawmakers drove into the state capital early this morning.