Stop Intimidating Fayose- Ekiti Federal Lawmakers Tell Buhari
Members of the National Assembly caucus in the Senate and House of Representatives from Ekiti State have cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), against allowing itself to be used to intimidate or harass Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government.
The caucus unequivocally condemned the freezing of the bank accounts belonging to Ekiti state Governor by the EFCC, describing it as absolutely illegal, and an affront to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
A statement issued on Sunday and signed on behalf of the caucus by the Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi read; “Our attention has been drawn to the freezing of the bank accounts belonging to Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose by the EFCC and we wish to state that the actions violates the constitution of Nigeria, which conferred immunity on the governor and the EFCC Act, which mandates the Commission to obtain a valid court order before bank accounts of anyone can be frozen”.
“It is trite that the condition precedent to be fulfilled by the EFCC to fully exercise its powers as enshrined in section 34(1) of the EFCC Act, with effect to the freezing order on banks and other financial Institutions was not met. Ditto for the fact that for the court to make such an order, there must be papers (Court Process) filed in court and signed by a Judge.
“By the provision of section 308(1) (a) of the 1999 constitution (as amended), no suit can be instituted against any sitting Governor in any court in Nigeria. Therefore, no process of the court can be issued, signed or served against Mr. Ayodele Fayose, being a sitting Governor. Knowing fully well that the import of section 308 of the 1999 constitution (as amended), is principally to avert unnecessary distraction of any sitting governor and other beneficiaries of that section.
“As much as we are not against the anti–corruption crusade of the government or the investigation of corruption persons by the EFCC, we urge the anti-corruption agency to carry out its functions without political interference from any quarters, while the Federal government on its part, must eschew all actions capable of destabilizing the peace of any state, or threaten our nascent democracy.”
“She ignored me despite being a star” – Davido recounts first time he tried speaking to wife Chioma
“We were called names and told to see herbalists” – Adeniyi Johnson shares testimony as they dedicate their twins to God (Video below)
“Nigerian men are good lovers but they cheat” – Actress, Rachael Okonkwo says, reveals she will forgive a cheating partner if he apologize sincerely
Sweden officially declares s*x as sport, to organise European S*x Championship, each ‘match’ to last for 45-60 mins
“Davido come people forget say we dey church” – Pastor tackles members for ‘losing focus as Davido enters Church, causes commotion during service
“Chioma don suffer for Davido Hous, See How She Com slim” – Reactions as man shares rare video of Chioma and singer at home
President Joe Biden, 80, trips and falls at Air Force Academy graduation ceremony
Nkechi Blessing’s ex, Opeyemi Falegan gives free fuel to hundreds of okada riders (Video below)
Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
“I miss my old life” — Cardi B says ‘having everything gets boring’
Celebrity Gossip & Gist2 days ago
Okon Lagos slams Dog lovers president over attack on Hilda Baci and Enioluwa
News2 days ago
Christian Atsu’s wife reacts after being bashed for posting dancing video barely four months after his demise
News2 days ago
Woman demanding N100 from traders chased out of market after claiming to be Tinubu’s task force official (Video below)