Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose in a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has said that he’s too busy attending to the welfare and well-being of his people in Ekiti and he won’t be distracted by the allegations leveled against him by a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
“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,” Fayose said.
“We have gone past this stage of media trial, EFCC should rather keep its gun powder 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.”
The governor also said that Obanikoro has been compromised by law enforcement agencies.
“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.”
“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,” the Governor added.
Fayose also said that since accepting donations to fund elections isn’t a crime, the governing APC is just as guilty.
“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.