Youths in Ekiti State under different groups gathered yesterday in support of Governor Ayodele Fayose. The youths in their thousands frowned at the APC led FG’s rascality, flagrant disrespect of rule of law and disobedience to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
One of the student leaders who spoke with newsmen at the rally, Oladimeji Adebayo, said students from various institutions joined the protest in solidarity with the government and governor of Ekiti State stressing that as much as the students do not support corruption, the fight against the scourge should not be selective. Adebayo urged Nigerians to impress it upon the APC led federal government to ensure that petitions against the outsted Kayode Fayemi administration is looked into, especially the #850mSUBEB fund that was diverted for other purposes beside that which it was meant for.
Another student leader who spoke at the rally, Saliu Akeem Dennis, said the fight against corruption should not be sectional. Citing wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s alleged involvement in the Halliburton scandal, Saliu hammered that rather than just telling Nigerians that the Aisha Buhari mentioned in the Halliburton scam isn’t the wife of the president, Nigerian students expect that the Buhari administration will go ahead to fish out and prosecute whoever “Aisha Buhari” from Daura is adding that what is good for the goose should be good for the gander.
The placard wielding crowd of protesters moved from Fajuyi area of Ado Ekiti through Okesa, Ojumose, Oke Iyinmi, Old Garage, Ijigbo, Irona, Oke Ori-Omi, Old Governor’s Office and later converged on Fajuyi.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards read “Buhari is a dictator “, “Buhari, Obey court orders and respect Human Rights, we are in Democracy”, “Buhari/APC can’t take Ekiti by force, it’s all about 2018”, “Under APC government, No money, No job, No single infrastructure”, “Corruption in EFCC today is worst ever in Nigeria”, “Probe the $60m Sahara Energy donation to APC campaign”, “Fayemi/APC ruined Ekiti economy”, “Diesel/Kerosene now #220/litre. Masses are suffering”, Probe Fayemi’s #1.5b donation to Buhari’s campaign”, Fayose: Voice of the Voiceless”, “Fayemi diverted SUBEB’s #850, probe him”, amongst others.