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APC blasts Ekiti Assembly members for sitting on the highway

01 July 2016, 13:13

Ado Ekiti- The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has described Wednesday’s sitting on the highway by members of the House of Assembly as shameful .

The party said the lawmakers have shown the world that they belong to the gutter where they have moved the Assembly to.

The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, described the lawmakers as lacking integrity and accomplices in the promotion of the alleged financial crime over which they were defending the governor and wondered when it became political persecution to answer for an alleged crime against the state.

Olatunbosun added that relocating plenary to the streets in protest against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC’s) probe of Fayose’s alleged complicity over alleged diversion of arms cash traced to his account was the worst form of mediocrity that assaulted the people’s sensibilities.

The statement read in part“We are not surprised about the shameless theatrics of the rubber stamp Ekiti State House of Assembly members because they are behaving true to type as we predicted during their inauguration that nothing good would come out of this Assembly because of the character and quality of individuals.

Also read: APC gives Fayose ultimatum to account for Ekiti monies

“It is a disservice to representative government that a group of lawmakers, who are expected to be loyal to their constituents, have jettisoned that cardinal principle of democracy and replaced it with loyalty to an individual, whose greed is inflicting untold hardship on the people.

“These are people who should not have qualified to be councillors, but were imposed as candidates by Governor Ayo Fayose in place of well-educated and exposed people, to enable him exploit their ignorance for personal benefit.

“It is unfortunate that the Assembly members have abandoned their primary role of law making for professional street protest in favour of a man who has milked the state dry.

“This is the shame of a state reputed for accomplished intellectuals and men and women of substance, which is a fallout of the mistake of June 21, 2014, when Ekiti went to the dogs.

“We challenge the lawmakers, who have shamelessly constituted themselves into a nuisance by shifting their plenary to the street of Ado-Ekiti in protest against the Federal Government, to go to the EFCC office in Abuja to prove their innocence.

“This is a House that did nothing when Fayose appeared in tattered jeans and T-shirt to present the 2016 budget, and passed same with his improvised gavel.

- News 24


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