China Letter: Group Demands Fayose’s Trial For ‘Treason’
Posted On Apr 16, 2016
A group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF, has called on the Federal Government to keep the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose under security watch as a measure to safeguard the integrity of the nation.
The AGF also said alleged anti-government actions of the governor should be documented to commence treasonable trial against him upon vacation of office.
The group stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti by its general secretary, Comrade Adeleye Akintola, wondering if the governor had suddenly forgotten his oath of office which demands total loyalty to the nation without sabotaging its interests or the office of the president.
Citing the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, containing the Oath of Office of Governor of a State which states among others, “that I will exercise the authority vested in me as Governor so as not to impede or prejudice the authority lawfully vested in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” AGF lamented that the letter written by Governor Fayose to the Chinese government to deny Nigeria lawful deal was a violation of that oath.
“The recent outburst and action of the governor is a violation against Nigeria and her people. Governor Ayodele Fayose’s letter to stop the Federal Government from obtaining the China loan is an affront and a sabotage that can only be compared with staging a coup against the country,” Akintola said.
He said the governor should be reminded that the constitution clearly stated that there is no immunity for impunity and his recent adventure to derail the democratic government of Nigeria is punishable under Nigeria law.
In addition, the group called on the Attorney-General of the Federation, to as a matter of urgency, institute charges against Fayose’s various acts of impunity.
“The federal government must take Fayose’s threat with much seriousness. The security agencies must also be alerted on the danger inherent in his frequent confrontation with the Federal government.
“All reasonable Nigerians are concerned and waiting for law to take its cause and turn on Fayose’s unconstitutional acts against the constituted authority and the people of Nigeria,” the statement read.
All I know is that the actions and utterances of Fayose indicates he’s not normal. He should be helped out office. This man has no development program for Ekiti state. This man is not mental normal and Ekiti state is helplessly watching his disgraceful actions.