Stop Harassing Fayose, Ekiti Govt, PDP Elders Tell FG

Stop Harassing Fayose, Ekiti Govt, PDP Elders Tell FG
June 21 14:36 2016 Print This Article

A group, the Ekiti PDP Elders Forum, has accused the Federal? Government of harassing and intimidating Ekiti State Governor, Mr?Ayodele Fayose and top officials of the state government using state?institutions such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission?(EFCC), the Department of State Security (DSS) among others.

The group therefore called on the The Presidency to stop such acts in?the interest of peace and harmony in the country.?Speaking on behalf of the group in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, former Deputy?Governor, Chief Paul Alabi, said the latest freezing of the account of?Governor Fayose was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.

Alabi was supported by former Deputy Governor Sikiru Tae Lawal, Chief?Idowu Odeyemi, Chief Afolabi Ojuawo, Chief Mrs Adesoro, Hon. Dele?Olugbemi, Dr Jimi Oke, Chief J.O. Ademuwagun, Chief Idowu Faleye among?others.

The PDP elders recalled that the agents of the FG had earlier invaded?the Ekiti State House of Assembly, abducted a lawmaker, Hon. Afolabi?Akanni and detained him for 18 days without being charged to court.?”From all these happenings, it is clear that the APC-led Federal?Government is actively using both the DSS and the EFCC and other?federal agencies to harass and intimidate Governor Ayodele Fayose for?no other reason than raising his voice against what he sees as the?illegalities and bad policies of the APC-led Federal Government.?”As elders of the party in Ekiti State, we are very much disturbed at?this trend where a sitting governor who enjoys constitutional?immunity? is being harassed by institutions created by the state for?no just cause other than being the voice of the masses.” they said.?They added that democracy would only thrive when the rule of law is?allowed to operate.

They also noted that the governor had been crying out against plans by?the FG to destabilize his government, and they appealed to President?Muhammadu Buhari to face governance and ensure the delivery of?dividend of democracy to Nigerians.

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