By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
Without prior notice, the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, yesterday dissolved the state executive council.
Those affected were commissioners and special advisers in his cabinet.
This is the first time Fayose would be embarking on total overhaulingÂ of his cabinet since he assumed office on October 16, 2014Â The governorÂ ordered all formerÂ commissioners to hand over to theÂ permanent secretaries of their respective ministries.
Â In a statement by the governorâ€™s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), IdowuÂ Adelusi, the governor who thanked the former commissioners for theirÂ service to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours, did not state reason for taking such a major decision.
However, there are speculations that the decision to dissolve theÂ cabinet might not be unconnected with political goings-on in the state ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial poll.
Fayose has kicked started a continuity political agenda several months ago.
Some said dissolving the cabinet might have to do with allowing those in his government to fully prepare for the coming poll.
It was also peculated that it might be connected with alleged politicalÂ machinations by the opposition to penetrate Fayoseâ€™s government aheadÂ of 2018.
The governor had also alleged that the federal government was after his government for being the loudest opposition voice against it.