Fayose takes on Buhari, set for protest

Posted by News Express | 27 June 2016 | 2,160 times

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There were indications on Sunday that the Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State may stage an anti-President Muhammadu Buhari protest for Monday.

Sources close to the State Government said the protest is meant to rile against the freezing of Fayose’s account with Zenith Bank Plc by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The account was frozen by the EFCC following the tracing of part of the N4.7 billion meant for the purchase of arms by the Office of the National Security Adviser to the account.

The money was said to have been used to prosecute the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State that produced Fayose.

Fayose, according to sources, has approached the students of Ekiti State University for the purpose of the protest.

He was also said to have contacted the Federation of Ekiti State Students Union and members of the National Union of Local Government Employees.

He is scheduled to meet them on Sunday (today) to perfect plans for the protest.

However, there were indications that none of those approached has agreed to join the protest.

The resort to protest, it was gathered, is coming days after Fayose alleged that some top management staff of Zenith Bank had come to beg him for forgiveness.

Information available in the public space has since said those that came were those led by a relative of the governor that he helped secure employment in the Bank.

He was said to have vowed to drag the Bank down along with him after his plea that the Bank should not provide the details of the transactions on the account to the EFCC.

The Bank, according to informed sources, had no choice but to provide the needed information to the EFCC, resulting in Fayose alleging that the Bank bankrolled his election.

•Excerpted from an Independent report. Photo shows Governor Fayose.

Source: News Express

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