Outfits APC Reacts As Fayose Presents Ekiti 2017 Budget In Military Outfits




Governor Ayodele Fayose has been blasted by
the Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives
Congress(APC) for wearing military camouflage
to the House of Assembly on Tuesday to present
the 2017 Budget.
He was also accused of contempt for the
principles of separation of powers by describing
himself as the ‘Speaker’ of the assembly during
the presentation saying, arrogating powers of the
parliament to himself “is a brazen trampling on
the law.”
It urged the National Assembly to save Nigerian
Constitution from the governor’s executive
“lawlessness and recklessness.”
Fayose had during the presentation of the
N93.4bn budget on Tuesday, December 6 said he
wore the military attire with a black T-Shirt as an
indication of the “war” going on against the
opposition in the country.
“It is quite horrifying; Nigeria is moving towards
a one-party state. The disobedience against
court order. It is shameful that the Federal
government is sponsoring rally against court’s
judgments. Today, the judiciary is blackmailed to
submission.
“We beg the international community not to look
away; Nigerians are suffering, human rights
abuses are on the rise.”
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To also described the smooth relationship
between his government and the assembly, he
said he was the one in charge and that the
Speaker was representing him on the seat.
But reacting in a statement on Wednesday, the
state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo
Olatunbosun, said Fayose’s conduct was an
affront on the constitution and a brazen conduct
suggesting that democracy was dead in Ekiti
State.
“We have always insisted that Fayose is a law
unto himself and a threat to democracy in
Nigeria, showing contempt for the law and would
do anything to undermine the integrity of the
supremacy of the constitution.
“As a man who has constituted himself as the
law, Fayose has demonstrated several times that
he has no respect for the nation’s constitutional
democracy and the rule of law.
“Wearing army camouflage to the parliament to
present the budget has confirmed our earlier
claim that Fayose has army uniforms stocked at
home with which he unleashed terror on the
opposition during the Presidential and National
Assembly elections,” he explained.
Describing Fayose’s mode of dressing as a
collective insult and embarrassment to Ekiti
people, Olatunbosun said the governor’s conduct
was an affront to the President and Commander-
in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces and
officers and men of the armed forces as the
only official and institution allowed to wear such
uniform.

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