The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the freezing of the personal account of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as unlawful, undemocratic, autocratic, oppressive, draconian and has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes to unfreeze the accounts.
In a statement issued yesterday, the head of Publicity of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the action by the Federal government represents “the height of desperation by the Buhari administration to cover up for its failure to deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians.
According to Adeyeye, recent events in the country has shown that President Buhari and the APC has no agenda for nation building but on a revenge mission.
“This government is all out to silence any voice of the opposition”, he said.
He noted that the former spokesman of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, is being prosecuted by the EFCC for receiving campaign funds and “since his arrest by the anti-graft agency, Chief Metuh could not challenge the APC government on policy issues until he left office.
“Nigerians will also recall that one of the known opposition voice apart from some individuals and governors of our Party that has exposed the APC led administration for running the Country aground in the last one year is the former spokesman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Chief Femi Fani Kayode; and he is now standing trial for receiving campaign funds from the Director of Finance of the Campaign.
“It’s now the turn of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose who has been consistent in condemning the woes the APC government brought upon Nigerians and for remaining critical of the APC and President Buhari’s administration.
“The Party condemns the freezing of Governor Fayose’s personal account and asked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, to free the bank account immediately saying that the action violates Section 308 of 1999 Constitution as a sitting Governor cannot stand trial until after office.
“President Buhari and his Party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has introduced a dangerous trend in our polity and if this is not checked or curtailed immediately, Nigeria may be heading to an imperial-rule where the leader of the nation is a supreme ruler dictating who survives at the expense of Nigeria Constitution”.