Traffic was at a standstill for several hours yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, where a coalition of interest groups protested the alleged involvement of Governor Ayo Fayose in the looting of funds meant for the purchase of arms. The protesters expressed outrage over properties allegedly bought by Fayose when many people are finding it difficult to survive over the government’s failure to pay workers’ salaries.
They asked Fayose to resign. The protest, which was spearheaded by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), was also joined by youths, students, artisans, commercial motorcyclists and other members of the public.
They expressed their support for the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying all those indicted must be brought to justice.