The Ekiti state All Progressive Congress and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), on Thursday, protested in the streets of Ekiti asking the state governor, Ayodele Fayose to waive his immunity and face prosecution over accusation of corruption.
Protesters were said to have carried placards and sang anti-Fayose songs. They also lambasted the state House of Assembly for protesting against the freezing of Fayose’s Zenith bank account.
Speaking at the protest, the state CNPP chairman, Tunji Ogunlola, called on the Federal Government to pay the state workers directly rather than release it to the state governor. He noted that the people have lost confidence in the governor.
He said, “On the issue of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, we ask the 17 members alleged to have falsified their certificates to submit themselves for prosecution. It is very unfortunate that their primary roles have been abandoned for Fayose’s defence.
“We also plead with the federal government not to release bailout forpayment of salary to Governor Fayose. The Federal Ministry of Finance should pay into workers’ accounts directly, because we have lost confidence in the government. The previous N9.6b bailout should be
“We want to commend the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris and Director General of the DSS, Mr Lawal Daura for probing alleged political thuggery leveled against PDP government in Ekiti.
“We also want a special force be deployed to Ekiti to maintain peace in Ekiti State because our lives are no longer save.
“We pass confidence vote in President Buhari for fighting corruptionand for all his developmental programmes.”
On her part, the APC Acting Chairman in the state, Mrs Kemi Olaleye, said, “We are tired of immunity clause. Immunity has become impunity in Ekiti. We condemn Governor Fayose’s corrupt tendencies .Things must change. The EFCC must do its job and ensure that looters of Ekiti are brought to justice.”