EKHA urges Buhari to vacate security watch on Fayose


By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado-Ekiti.
The Ekiti State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to vacate the purported security watch placed on the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
The call was made at plenary on Thursday, after the House read a new law, Ekiti State Tourism, Arts and Culture Endowment Fund (EKSTACEF) Bill for the first time.
Members of the Assembly were unanimous in their abhorrence of the said security watch, querying what the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government would do to an ordinary citizen, if it could restrict the movement of an elected governor.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Kola Oluwawole, said “it is an aberration; it is insidious and barbaric to expect that such will go unchallenged in a democratic setting where fundamental human rights are guaranteed.
“It is highly condemnable. We should take action by informing the international community and the National Assembly.”
Earlier, under Matter of Urgent Public Importance, Leader of Business, Mr. Akinyele Olatunji, had called the attention of the members to the attack, some days ago, on Oke-Ako community in Ikole Local Government area of the state by herdsmen in which two people were killed and many others injured.
The members commended Governor Ayodele Fayose for “the bold step he took in banning activities of the killer herdsmen in the state,” charging other state governors to emulate his action.
They enjoined the executive arm of government to generate a bill to regulate activities of cattle rearers in the state and forward same to the House for scrutiny and passage into law.


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