The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has slammed members of the Ekiti House of Assembly for protesting on the streets.
The lawmakers held a protest to show solidarity for the Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, and also condemn the blocking of his bank account.
Fayose’s bank account was blocked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, June 20, 2016.
A statement signed by the Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun said:
“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.
“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 sufferings on the people of the state.
“We challenge the lawmakers, who have shamelessly constituted themselves to a nuisance by shifting their plenary to the streets of Ado-Ekiti in protest against the Federal Government, to go to the EFCC office in Abuja to prove their innocence.”
The EFCC also alleged that Fayose’s account was used to siphon funds meant for the purchase of arms.