By Wale Odunsi
Human rights activist and lawyer (SAN), Mike Ozekhome, on Tuesday accused the Buhari government of bias in the fight against corruption.
He said members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) get state protection from probe.
Ozekhome spoke when former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, submitted himself at Wuse II Annex of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.
Fayose, whose tenure as governor of the state, ended on Monday, reported at the EFCC office to honour an earlier invitation by the commission.
He was accompanied by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
Ozekhome, who addressed newsmen, said “This is a government governed by constitutionalism, a constitutional democracy.
“The government should not instil fear in him and people. Fayose is here, he has reported to EFCC.
“Once a person decamps to APC, he becomes politically cleansed of his political leprosy.
“We cannot continue to live in self-denial; we cannot continue to be afraid,” he said.
Another activist, Deji Adeyanju, said that they were not in support of corruption, but that they were at the EFCC as stakeholders.
“It is not that we are here to support corruption; we are here to say that if the EFCC here believes that Fayose has some questions to answer, good and fine.
“We have seen how they made Babachir come here in the afternoon and he left in the evening on the same day and he answered questions and he was released.
“So, corruption is not fighting back; nobody is defending corruption. We are here as Nigerians and as stakeholders.
“I’m in the civil society; we are here to make sure that Fayose enjoys the same privileges that Babachir enjoyed when he came here,” he said.