Ekiti PDP accuses EFCC of harassing Fayose
Governor condemns invasion of Kwankwaso’s house
The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ongoing investigation of Governor Ayodele Fayose by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as harassment and persecution with the intention to silence opposition.
The party noted that this is evident “in the incoherent manner and trial- by-error approach the anti-graft agency is adopting in its investigation.”
In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jackson Adebayo in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the party wondered why the EFCC suddenly changed gear to pursue contracts awarded in the state according to laid down rules instead of their original claim of investigating the source of funds of the governor’s election.
It also asked the agency to explain the correlation between looking into a N1.2 billion purportedly transferred to the governor for his election in 2014 and seizing his property valued at N1.3 billion, or how the questioning of a Federal Government-monitored projects of MDG only in Ekiti State became part of 2014 election problem.
The party, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the agency to maintain some dignity and seriousness in governance, saying anything short of this would hurt the polity.
In another development, Governor Fayose condemned last Tuesday’s invasion and sealing off of the residence of former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso by armed policemen to stop a mass wedding programme.
He reiterated his earlier warning that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its supporters have built dictatorship round President Buhari by not joining other Nigerians to condemn his alleged undemocratic acts.
The governor, who said he was more concerned about the rape of democracy and the rule of law under the APC government of President Buhari, added: “The fact that Kwankwaso is of the ruling APC should worry well-meaning Nigerians because it appears no one will be spared by this anti-democracy agents that have taken over Nigeria.”
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose wondered where it is written in the laws of Nigeria that Nigerians must obtain police permit to hold wedding ceremony or even to assemble in a private residence.