The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the freezing of the personal account of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose as unlawful, undemocratic, autocratic, oppressive, draconian and called on the Economic and Financial Crimes to unfreeze the accounts immediately.
In a statement released yesterday, the head of the publicity of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the action by the federal government is “the height of desperation by the Buhari-led administration to cover for his inability to keep his campaign promises to Nigerians .
According Adeyeye, recent events in the country showed that the president Buhari and his party APC has no agenda for building the nation, but a revenge mission.
“This government is all out to silence any voice of opposition,” he said.
He noted that the former spokesperson of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, is prosecuted by the EFCC for receiving campaign funds and “since his arrest by the anti-corruption agency, Chief Metuh could not challenge the APC government on policy matters until he leaves office.
“Nigerians will also recall that one of the voices of the opposition known outside of a few individuals and the governors of our party who exposed the APC led administration for running the Country aground in the last one year is the former spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Femi Fani Kayode; and is
now on trial for receiving campaign funds from the financial director of the campaign.
“It is now up to the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has been constantly condemning the sorrow the APC government brought on Nigerians and remaining critical of the APC and the administration of President Buhari.
“The Party condemns the freezing of personal account of Governor Fayose and asked the Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,to release the bank account immediately saying that the action violates section 308 of the Constitution of 1999 as a sitting governor cannot be tried until after office.
“President Buhari and his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has introduced a dangerous trend in our political system and if it is not verified or restricted immediately, Nigeria may be heading towards an imperial rule where the leader of the nation is a supreme ruler dictating that survives at the expense ofNigeria Constitution.“