Outspoken Ekiti state governor, ‘Ayodele Fayose’ has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop chasing after him, adding that they were chasing after God's anointed.
According to Governor Fayose, the more the EFCC ran after him, the more they would continue to hit their heads on the Rock of Ages and obtain fatal injuries in the process.
Fayose further described the anti-graft agency as an irresponsible and corrupt organization, adding that corruption could not be used to fight corruption.
The Ekiti state governor said this via a statement released by his Special Aide on Media and Publicity, ‘Lere Olayinka’.
Read excerpts from the statement;
"It is the height of irresponsibility and fraud for the EFCC to have approached Justice Okon Abang for a similar order and concealed the fact that the order obtained from Justice Dimgba elapsed on September 3 and had failed to approach the same court for an extension. The EFCC and its corrupt elements fraudulently approached Justice Abang, knowing that the judge himself is fraudulent as established by the Court of Appeal and the same EFCC has even moved to the Federal High Court, Akure in search of another order, ostensibly because they have realized that the judge in the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti won’t play ball".
"Justice Dimgba gave interim orders on July 20, and reaffirmed on August 3, and the orders were made to last for 45 days to enable EFCC to carry out its investigations. Instead of going back to the same court, the EFCC ran to Justice Abang, a judge already adjudged to be fraudulent by the Appeal Court to obtain another order. Should we now say that 45 days was inadequate for any meaningful investigation to be carried out by the EFCC if indeed the commission was interested in investigating anything? Didn’t EFCC carry out its investigation before going to court to seek an order to seize the properties?"
"The EFCC and its collaborators should stop running after me as if I am the only reason they were employed. They should keep their gunpowder dry and wait until the end of my tenure, and I can assure them that they will be defeated as I have always done, that is if they are still around then. If they have studied me very well, they would have stopped running after God’s anointed. The more they run after me, the more they hit their heads on the Rock of Ages and get themselves fatally injured".
This statement is coming after the governor recently expressed his confidence that he would not lose any battle in Ekiti state because God was solidly behind him. [Read here if you missed it]