A sense of loss may have forced some of the commissioners in Ekiti State to abandon their meals after Governor Kayode Fayemi, yesterday announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council, SEC, as they dashed out of the Executive Chambers, venue of the meeting looking dejected.
The 37-member-SEC, comprising Commissioners and Special Advisers were appointed about two years ago after the inauguration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the governor of the state.
The governor was said to have announced the dissolution during the SEC meeting in Ado Ekiti.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said “immediately the governor completed all the issues on the agenda and it was time to eat, he cleared his throat and announced the dissolution of the cabinet.
“The Commissioners could not eat their food and some of them left hurriedly.”
The governor, the source said, however, thanked them for their support.
The source said that the action was taken in order to inject new blood into the system, hinting that five of the sacked commissioners may not be re-appointed.
However, in a statement the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said “this is a moment of change and transformation.”