The Ekiti State chapter of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), has hailed the Ekiti State House of Assembly for summoning former Governor Ayodele Fayose over alleged fraud.
Naija News recalls that Fayose had appeared before leaders of the State Assembly over alleged fraud perpetrated in some councils under his watch.
In a statement to newsmen, the CNPP Chairman, Ekiti chapter, Deacon Olu Akomolafe said the summon had confirmed that Governor Kayode Fayemi had keyed into the anti-graft war being waged against corrupt Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CNPP boss said: “CNPP as a body that relishes the anti-graft war of President Buhari commends the House for rising above primordial sentiment and pettiness and took the bulls by the horns by standing its ground to call former governor Fayose to question.
“Corruption in the facet of misappropriation of public funds and amassing of ill gotten wealth remain the main challenges of the Nigerian society. And any step taken to curb the unbridled penchant for materialism by our leaders must be commended.
“As much as we are not doing media trial for the former Governor, we advise him to act as a true statesman by subjecting himself to scrutiny and resist the temptation of reducing the exercise to political tool”.
The group berated Fayose for politicising the issue through his unscheduled visit to the Assembly complex on Friday without proper invitation by the House Committee on Public Accounts.
“CNPP viewed the action as a way of defaming the integrity of the assembly rather than the respect for the legislature the visit was portrayed to represent as claimed by for governor.
“The parliament has a way of doing things. They have their tradition which has been that when you are summoned, they will write formally to you and agree on a date. Why then did former governor Fayose stormed the house barely 24 hours after he was invited? This was smacked of suspicion and an attempt to politicise the whole exercise,” he said.