Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, has advised the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria and its people and leave him alone.
“This project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ will definitely not put food on the tables of Nigerians and for all I care, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and its collaborators can keep running from pillar to post while I keep delivering good governance to Ekiti and its people,” the governor said on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in a statement issued by Lere Olayinka, a new media aide.
The governor dismissed the reports of a confession implicating him allegedly by Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence.
According to news planted in the media by the EFCC, Obanikoro allegedly confessed to the EFCC that he received fund from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under the embattled Sambo Dasuki to fund the 2014 guber race.
“We have gone pass this stage of media trial, EFCC should rather keep its gunpowder dry, when we get to the bridge, we will cross it. They said more than this in the 2006 poultry scam blackmail, despite that, I am the governor today,” Fayose said.
The Ekiti governor said he was only reacting just to fulfil all righteousness because Nigerians were more interested in having food on their tables, adding that “those who arranged the dramatic and compromised return of Senator Obanikoro to Nigeria obviously did so in continuation of their project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ but I am not bothered because my election was legitimately funded.”
“However, if this is why they are intimidating judges and the judiciary, it won’t work as far as my own matter is concerned as no one can play God,” the statement said.
“As far as I am concerned, I am busy here in Ekiti attending to the welfare and well-being of my people. I won’t be distracted.
“Since we are now in the era in which financial assistance from Nigerians to fund elections is being criminalised, the international community, especially those funding EFCC must insist that the commission probes the funding of APC elections before further funds are released to the commission,” he said.