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Fayose Ekiti lawmakers hold protest over Governor’s blocked bank account

According to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, the protest was to show that the lawmakers are in support of the Governor.

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Members of the Ekiti state House of Assembly protesting the freezing of Governor Ayo Fayose's bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). play

Members of the Ekiti state House of Assembly protesting the freezing of Governor Ayo Fayose's bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

(The Guardian)

Members of the Ekiti state House of Assembly held a protest in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital today, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, to protest the blocking of Governor Ayo Fayose’s bank account.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) blocked the Ekiti Governor’s Zenith bank account on Monday, June 20, 2016.

The anti-graft agency also alleged that Fayose’s bank account was used to launder funds meant for the purchase of arms.

The Ekiti lawmakers condemned the actions of the EFCC describing it as illegal, adding that the Federal Government is deliberately looking for ways to implicate Fayose.

According to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, the protest was to show that the lawmakers are in support of the Governor.

Adding that “No amount of intimidation, harassment, arrest will push us to do any dirty job. We have had enough of intimidation. They should leave Governor Fayose alone, he was duly elected by the people of Ekiti state.

“The frozen of his account without following due process is a high level of intimidation and we condemn it.”

The Guardian also reports that the Deputy Speaker, Segun Adewumi, said “If Fayose built house anywhere, it is not their business; they should wait until he finishes his tenure.”

Meanwhile, Governor Ayo Fayose has said that no one can intimidate him.

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