Ekiti State’s Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that the dramatic return of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro was compromised and targeted at implicating him (Fayose) at all cost.
He said he was not bothered by the scheming of those who are insisting that “Fayose must be implicated at all cost,’ and have gone as far as arranging a dramatic and compromised return of the former Minister of State for Defence to Nigeria.
According to Fayose, the Federal Government should rather concern itself more on how to salvage the country from hunger and suffering devastating the citizens and let him (Fayose) alone to attend to the governance of his people of Ekiti State.
The governor who stated this in his reaction to media reports that Obanikoro confessed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that he gave him N2.3bn in the run-up to the Ekiti 2014 governorship election, said the allegation was part of desperate efforts by the Federal Government to implicate him at all cost using the anti-graft agency.
He said in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, “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 EFCC and its collaborators can keep running from pillar to post while I keep delivering good governance to Ekiti and its people.
“We have gone pass 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.”
“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. 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,” he said.
Fayose added, “The international community, especially those funding EFCC must insist that the commission probes the funding of the All Progressives Congress (APC) elections before further funds are released to the commission.”
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