Freezing of Fayose’s account: PDP cautions Buhari

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– PDP governors describe the freezing of Ayodele Fayose’s personal account by the EFCC as illegal

– Say the agency cannot interfere with the account of a sitting governor as stipulated in 308 of the 1999 Constitution

– Express fears that the country is drifting towards totalitarianism

PDP insists that Fayose could only be charged for criminal infraction or fraud after he vacates office.

PDP insists that Fayose could only be charged for criminal infraction or fraud after he vacates office.

Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to order over the freezing of the personal accounts of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

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The governors who spoke on Tuesday, June 21, through the chairman of the PDP governor’s forum, Olusegun Mimiko, described the freezing of Fayose’s account by the anti-graft agency as a violation of the constitution.

According to Vanguard, Olusegun Mimiko who also doubles as the governor of Ondo state faulted the EFCC actions, saying the agency cannot interfere with the account of a sitting governor as stipulated in section 308 of the 1999 Constitution.

He said Fayose could only be charged for criminal infraction or fraud after he vacates office and warned that the actions of the EFCC portrayed that the country is drifting towards totalitarianism.

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He also insisted that the account of any individual could only be frozen after a court of competent jurisdiction has so ruled or an interim order by a court of competent jurisdiction is granted to the anti-graft agency.

Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose has gotten a response from the presidency over his corruption allegations against Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari.

The Ekiti state governor had on Monday, June 20, mentioned Mrs Buhari’s name in the bribery scandal of US Congessman, William Jefferson, for which he (Jefferson) was convicted in 2009.

In a press statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, stated that the presidency would have ignored Fayose because “he is a man childishly obsessed with the desire to grab the headlines and insulting people at will because of his incurably boorish instincts.”

According to him, the presidency however, “chose to respond on this occasion for the sake of innocent Nigerians who might be misled by Fayose’s shameless and blatant distortion of facts.”

In related development, The PDP has alleged that Aisha Buhari could actually plot the assassination of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state for exposing her secrets.

The opposition party was reacting to Aisha’s tweet on Tuesday evening where she described the Ekiti governor as a mad dog following allegations made by him that she was involved in a corruption scandal for which Williams Jefferson, a US congressman was convicted in 2009.

In a series of tweets by the PDP, it was alleged that the president’s wife could assassinate the governor over his comments on the corruption scandal.

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