Kayode Fayemi APC slams Ekiti Assembly over threat to arrest minister

The Ekiti Assembly had earlier summoned the former Governor to appear before it over allegations of fraud levelled against him.

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The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti state has described the alleged threat by the state House of Assembly to issue a warrant for ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi’s arrest, as a joke.

The Ekiti Assembly had earlier summoned the former Governor to appear before it to answer questions relating to a N40bn fraud allegation levelled against him.

According to Punch, the lawmakers also threatened to arrest Fayemi if he failed to appear before the House.

Speaking on the issue, the APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said the Ekiti House of Assembly is persecuting Fayemi.

According to him, “The matter is before the court and so the Assembly lacks the power to invite Fayemi for a clear case of persecution.

“It is unfortunate that a set of people, who ought to show the way in the protection of the law for the benefit of the citizenry is the same trying to create an impediment to the administration of justice by first delivering an indictment verdict on an innocent man and later ask him to appear before them for investigation.

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“We are not surprised, however, that Ekiti members of the Assembly are acting in this manner against the background of the fact that some of the Assembly’s members are barely educated and cannot read the provisions of the law to know the protocols of their office and have a better understanding on what they were elected to do.”

Kayode Fayemi was the Governor of Ekiti state from October 15, 2010 to October 16, 2014.

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