Fayose: Students protest the freezing of Governor’s account

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state

The students also condemned the EFCC over what they call selective prosecution, adding that President Buhari should be impartial in his fight against corruption.

Students in Ekiti state have protested the freezing of Governor Ayo Fayose’s bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti-graft agency blocked Fayose’s Zenith bank account on Monday, June 20, 2016.

The students also condemned the EFCC over what they call selective prosecution, adding that President Buhari should be impartial in his fight against corruption.

Some of the protesters were students of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Federal Polythenic, (POLYADO), Ikere College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti and College of Health and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti.

Daily Post reports that a representative of EKSU, Oladimeji Ibrahim Adebayo said “We are here to express our solidarity and support for the government of Ekiti State. We want to tell the President that enough is enough! His corruption fight must be across the board. It must not be witch-hunting as it is now. Governor Ayodele Fayose cannot be silenced. Gov Fayose remains the voice of the voiceless as far as Nigeria is concerned.

“I’m a student, I do not belong to any political party, but what we are saying is that if the government wants to convince us that he is here for positive change, he should do so by following the rule of law. It is saddening that the present government under Mohammadu Buhari has no respect for the rule of law.”

Adebayo also said “The EFCC itself knows that in its law, it can only freeze any individual’s account with a court order and not arbitrarily as it had done to the personal accounts of a sitting governor.

“We challenge the President to ensure that his corruption fight goes across the board, including his own political party if truly his administration stands for change. But we can see clearly that what the President is doing is not a fight against corruption, it is witch-hunting.”

Senator Biodun Olujimi also issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari to stop harassing and intimidating Governor Ayodele Fayose.

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