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Ekiti Groups Stage Protests, Wants Governor Fayose To Resign

Several groups in Ekiti state held a protest today, Friday, June 24, 2016, calling for the resignation of the Governor, Ayo Fayose.

The protests were led by Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in conjunction with other civil society organisations.

The CNPP called on Fayose to explain his involvement in the arms purchase scandal.

The group also asked the management of Zenith bank to explain the role they played in the funding of the Ekiti Governor’s election.

Also, the Executive Director of Be the Change Organisation (BCO), Omotunde Fajuyi, said Fayose’s conduct since he became Governor has only brought shame to the state.

Fajuyi said Ekiti people support the policies of President Buhari and his fight against corruption.

Adding that “Workers are dying at home, we want Fayose to explain what he has done with allocations he had so far collected because he had received more than N50bn as allocation since he came to power.

“Fayose claims to be a Christian, he must come out clean and give account to the people of Ekiti State and he must submit himself and all his aides and associates to anti-corruption agencies for investigation.”

Punch reports that the CNPP Publicity Secretary, Ayo Adelabu also said “CNPP strongly condemn Ekiti state legislators who have turned themselves to Political slaves in the hand of Fayose at the detriment of Ekiti people.

“We also implore him to come and explain to Ekiti people how he has spent six month allocation without the payment of Ekiti workers which has grounded the state working force for the past one month.”

Also, top officials of Zenith bank were caught on camera allegedly begging Governor Ayo Fayose not to expose more details of the transactions that transpired.

Credit: Pulse Nigeria