Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly today, in protesing the “witch-hunt against Governor Ayodele Fayose by the Federal Government, held their plenary on a major roundabout in Okesa.
The legislators huddled under a canopy while the area was cordoned off by armed policemen who blocked one side of the two lanes.
The lawmakers accuse Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) and Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, of being the masterminds behind a plot to remove Fayose from office.
They say that both Falana and Ojudu have ambitions of becoming the governor of Ekiti state.
Speaker Kola Oluwawole, said the lawmakers embarked on the sit out “to tell the whole world that we are determined and resolute to support Fayose.”
He claimed that 10 of the legislators have been listed for arrest on Thursday based on “trumped-up charge of not having valid certificates to contest election as Assembly members”.
According to him, “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.”
Also the Committee Chairman on Health, Samuel Omotoso, accused the Federal Government of “flippancy and double standards” in its prosecution of anti-corruption war, boasting thatthe legislators were ready for arrest.
“There are double standards and flippancy in the so-called anti-corruption war. When you are in PDP, you are a demon but when you run to APC, you become a saint.”