Protesters dare Fayose to waive immunity, face prosecution
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.