A member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, has decried the recent freezing of the personal bank account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Adebutu in a statement described the action of the anti-graft agency against Fayose as an abridgement of democratic norms.
The lawmaker, who represents Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, said the EFCC, by its action, had laid a siege on democracy in its dangerous attempt to silence voices of dissent and kill the opposition in the country.
According to him, “The EFFC’s action should be condemned by all lovers of democracy as it portends grave danger for the survival of democratic rule in the country. This is a siege on democracy and ultimately our civil liberties.”
Adebutu further lamented what he described as the descent of the country’s democratic experience in this dispensation into dictatorship, inspite of the hunger and want staring Nigerians in the face and worsening the rate of poverty in the past one year.
“The actions are contrary to the laws of the land and are capable of jeopardizing the spirit and tenets of our hard won democracy,” he said.
The lawmaker, who assured Governor Fayose of the support of well-meaning Nigerians, especially members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State in this trying period, also stressed that such an injustice before the law of the land shall not stand.