Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly took to the streets on Wednesday to openly protest what they described as the intimidation and harassment of the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and members of the House.
The entire members of the assembly sat, in what they described as “sit out”, at one part of the Fajuyi – Ojumose road at Okesa in Ado Ekiti with their travel bags, saying they had come with the bags prepared for the arrest and detention they said they had been threatened with allegedly by agents of the Federal Government.
Addressing journalists at the rally, Speaker of Ekiti Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, claimed that members of the house had been receiving threats of arrest from unnamed agents of the state and said they were not afraid of arrest and detention because “we want peace and stability in the state.”
Oluwawole said: “We are the duly elected representatives of the people of Ekiti State; we therefore are speaking for the people of Ekiti State. We are constantly intimidated and threatened with arrest and we want to say that enough is enough of this.
“We have it on good authority that plans are afoot to arrest about 10 of us. We are ready. That’s why we have come with our bags, we are ready for them.”