Oyebanji freezes Ekiti’s bank accounts

The newly sworn in governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji has ordered all state government accounts frozen.

Mr Oyebanji made the directive through a press release from his chief press officer, Yinka Oyebode, immediately after his swearing-in on Sunday.

“All accountants and financial institutions are urged to comply with this directive,” the statement added.

Earlier at the inauguration, the ’emotional’ governor said ‘fate has now placed on my shoulders the heavy task of continuing the journey towards actualizing the prosperity of Ekiti which was and remains our mandate major.

“My vision is for Ekiti State to be a land of prosperity, opportunity, peace and progress; a land in which transformed people and communities can reap the fruits of their labor in dignity, health and safety; a land of honor where integrity matters.

Mr. Oyebanji promised to build on the achievements of the former administration by “ensuring that all our children can access free, quality basic education up to high school 3, with programs that prepare them for adequately to the pursuit of their studies or to the labor market”.

Also speaking on this occasion, the presidential candidate of the Congress of All Progressives, Bola Tinubuwho praised the Ekiti for voting Mr. Oyebanji, assured the people that the governor would not let the state down.

He also called on Ekiti voters to choose the APC over other political parties in the upcoming polls in 2023.

“Make your eyes shine and stop vote riggers from stealing your votes,” Mr Tinubu said.

“Don’t forget your permanent voter cards. Someone will say he is Abubakar Atiku while another will say he is Peter Obi, if they come to you tell them you don’t know them. Tell them the only person you know is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Present at the scene were three former state governors, Kayode Fayemi, Ayodele Fayose and Adeniyi Adebayo; former Chief of Defense Staff Abayomi Olonisakin; and former army chief of staff Azubuike Ihejirika.

Others included Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi) and Simon Lalong (Plate), former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari; and Osun State Deputy Governor Gboyega Alabi.

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