Tens of thousands of Ekiti indigenes on Monday in a protest backed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to prosecute Gov. Ayodele Fayose.
Holding banners with slogans including “No Immunity for Impunity”, “Let Us Kill Corruption Before It Kills Us”,
“No Absolute Immunity for Corrupt Governors”, “Fayose Can’t Be Above The Law”, “Fayose Must Be Investigated”, later gathered near the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti just as Fayose’s case against the EFCC over the freezing of his bank account was being heard.
Speaking to newsmen during the protest, an activist, Sunday Asefon said the demonstration was to throw their weights behind the EFCC and President Buhari-led government’s anti-graft war.
“We are here today to show solidarity with the EFCC to support the anti-corruption crusade of President Buhari whoever that is indicted must be tried in the law court no if found guilty must be punished according to the law of the land.
“We are in full support of the freezing of Fayose’s account which we believe was timely at a time government workers are owed five months salaries and this man is saying there is no money.
“Last Monday, the governor instigated some students to protest against President Buhari and the EFCC which we have dissociated ourselves from. Every reasonable Ekiti person must support the move to recover the stolen funds.
“There is no immunity for impunity, imagine the governor richer than the whole state and we want the EFCC to continue with its war on graft and anybody found guilty must face the music,” Asefon said
The EFCC is investigating Gov. Fayose following allegation that he shared from the arms fund loot, and froze his bank accounts.
The court on Monday failed to order the unfreezing of Fayose’s two accounts with Zenith Bank, adjourning hearing in the case involving the governor and the EFCC till September 30, 2016.