Pro­test­ers dare Fayose to waive im­mu­nity, face prose­cu­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The Ek­iti State chap­ters of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) and the Con­fer­ence of Nige­rian Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties (CNPP) as well as other anti-Fayose groups yes­ter­day chal­lenged Gover­nor Ay­o­dele Fayose to waive his im­mu­nity un­der sec­tion 308 of the 1999 con­sti­tu­tion and face prose­cu­tion over fi­nan­cial allegations lev­elled against him.

The EFCC re­cently froze the gover­nor’s two ac­counts in the Ado Ek­iti branch of Zenith Bank over dis­cov­ery of large sums of money al­leged to be from the N4.2b meant for the pur­chase of arms.

Fayose had since dragged the anti­graft com­mis­sion to court seek­ing re­moval of the order from the ac­counts.

Dur­ing the protest, which com­menced from Fa­juyi Park through Okey­inmi and stopped at Ijigbo area where they were ad­dressed by lead­ers of each group, the plac­ard-car­ry­ing pro­test­ers sang anti-Fayose songs and con­demned law­mak­ers in the state for protest­ing against the freez­ing of the gover­nor’s ac­counts.

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