The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described as an act of irresponsibility the arrest of his commissioner for finance, Toyin Ojo and the accountant general of the state, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Thursday, stating that he cannot be intimidated by the anti-graft agency.
Lere Olayinka, the special assistant to the governor on new media in a statement said,“The EFCC is obviously living up to its status as the attack-dog of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, but Ekiti State government under Governor Ayodele Fayose cannot be intimidated.”
The statement continued, “it is funny that the EFCC, in the bid to carry out its usual hatchet job against Governor Fayose, failed to take into cognizance the subsisting court order, which forbids any official of the Ekiti State government from being arrested by the EFCC. Up till today, the court order has not been appealed and it subsists.”
Fayose challenged the EFCC to tell Nigerians what had been done to loads of petitions written against the immediate past APC government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, stressing “What has the EFCC done to those involved in the grass-cutting scam and the $43 million Ikoyi scam?”
“It is so funny and laughable that these
characters in the APC government can’t even disappoint for once by being unpredictable.”
“Like we have said before, the game plan of those who want power in Ekiti State by force as well as those who do not want anyone to speak against President Buhari, that they see as a god, is to stifle Ekiti State government and make it impossible for the government to carry out its responsibilities.
“However, the EFCC and its collaborators should know that we have threaded this path before and we, in the government of Ekiti State won’t be intimidated by the irresponsibility of a federal government anti-corruption agency that has come to see itself as instrument of harassing, oppressing, intimidating and coercing perceived opposition figures.
“On this one, let us tell these agents of the devil in the EFCC and those they are working for that as usual, they have taken on a wrong customer. This is because the more they run after Governor Fayose, the more they hit their heads on the Rock of Ages and get themselves fatally injured.”