Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu, Member, House of Representatives on Wednesday described the freezing of the personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose with Zenith Bank by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as an abridgement of democratic norms, ethos an practice as seen all over the world.
In a release by him on Wednesday, Honourable Adebutu, who is representing the Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency, said the EFCC by its action is laying a siege on democracy and this is a dangerous attempt to muscle voices of dissent and in essence kill the opposition in our democracy.
According to him, “The EFFC’s action should be condemned by all lovers of democracy as it portends grave danger to the survival of democratic rule in the country. This is a siege on democracy and ultimately our civil liberties.
He further lamented the unfortunate descent into which our democratic experience is being plunged under this dispensation. Where for the first time in decades Hunger is the norm. This continued charade only seeks to distract from the fact that we have all become fifty percent poorer in the last one year.
His words, “the actions are contrary to the laws of the land and are capable of jeopardizing the spirit and tenets of our hard won democracy”
Honourable Adebutu while assuring Governor Fayose of the support of well meaning Nigerians, especially members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State in this trying period, expressed his strong believe that this injustice before the law of the land and God shall not stand.