Ekiti Lawmakers Stage Pro-Fayose Rally, Hold Session on Highway

Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday staged pro-Ayo Fayose rally in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
They said it was to protest what they said was a witch-hunt against Governor Fayose by the Federal Government.
The members, comprising 26 of the Ekiti House of Assembly, promised to support Governor Fayose with whatever it takes.
They also held a plenary session at Okesa roundabout junction and conducted their business under a canopy while the area was cordoned off by a detachment of armed policemen who blocked one side of the two lanes.
The members who came prepared for arrest with their traveling bags, vowed to remain at the spot for the whole day.
The lawmakers promised to support Governor Fayose with whatever it takes, including sacrificing their lives, saying this is 2016 and not 2006.
They accused Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) and Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, of being the brains behind a plot to remove Fayose from office.
They claimed that both Falana and Ojudu are ambitious of becoming the governor of the state.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, asserted that the lawmakers embarked on the “sit out to tell the whole world that we are determined and resolute to support Fayose.”
He alleged that 10 of the legislators had been listed for arrest on Thursday based on “trumped-up charge of not having valid certificates to contest election as Assembly members”.
“No amount of blackmail will make us to do dirty job, we are calling on the APC led government to leave Fayose alone. The freezing of his account is condemnable.
“We are aware of plans to arrest 10 members of Ekiti State House of Assembly, we are ready for arrest. We stand by Fayose, enough is enough. Let there be peace in Ekiti, let Abuja leave Fayose alone”, he said.

Author: News Editor

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