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Fayose Ekiti Assembly condemns EFCC for freezing Governor’s account

The lawmakers also ordered the anti-graft agency to lift the restriction it placed on the Governor’s bank account.

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The Ekiti state House of Assembly has condemned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for freezing the Zenith bank account of Governor Ayo Fayose.

The lawmakers also ordered the anti-graft agency to lift the restriction it placed on the Governor’s bank account.

The House members faulted the EFCC for freezing Fayose’s account without a court order, adding that he enjoys immunity as a serving Governor.

The lawmakers also passed a vote of Confidence on the Ekiti state Governor, adding that June 21 is a memorable day in the state because it is the anniversary of Fayose’s election.

Speaking to newsmen, the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole read the resolution of the lawmakers after their plenary session.

Oluwawole said "The 26 of us in the House of Assembly are resolutely loyal to the governor and his government and no amount of intimidation or monetary inducement can sway us otherwise. In view of all these developments and other pressing matters, this House sat today and passed the following resolutions:

“1. That the EFCC should investigate all allegations of financial mismanagement made against former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, without further delay;

“2. That the EFCC should defreeze the account of Governor Ayodele Fayose immediately, because it is illegal, null and void, due to the immunity he enjoys under Section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;

“3. That the EFCC should work within the legal framework of its establishment and stop being an agent of the APC;

“4. That this honorable House passed a vote of confidence on His Excellency, Governor Ayodele Fayose today, being exactly two years after the conduct of his election adjudged to be free and fair by the international community and all concerned;

“5. That this House extends an invitation to former Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, to clarify some issues he raised during his recent media briefing on African Independent Television (AIT).

“6. That the APC-led Federal Government should concentrate on good governance to reduce poverty and several security challenges in the country, rather than embarking on a wild goose chase of perceived opposition elements as seen in its several attempts to muzzle Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and many others.”

Governor Ayo Fayose’s bank account was blocked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, June 20, 2016.

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