• Fayose To Open Up In Court, Says Aide
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has ordered immediate dissolution of the boards of government agencies, parastatals and corporations in the state.
The former governor Ayodele Fayose led administration constituted the membership of the agencies, parastatals and corporations.
The dissolution directive was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji and made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti yesterday.
In the statement, chairmen of the boards were directed to hand over to the most senior officer in their respective agencies.
Oyebanji however said that the dissolution does not affect the statutory boards.
“Government appreciates members of these boards for the services they have rendered to the state. “Composition of new boards will be announced at a later date.”
Meanwhile, media aide to the former Governor Ayodele Fayose, Lere Olayinka, yesterday denied reports allegedely by a section of the media that his boss, had started opening up on allegations of corruption made against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),
He described the claim as “false, misleading and a feeble attempt by the anti-graft agency to sustain its lies and campaign of calumny against the former governor.”
Olayinka who reacted through a statement yesterday, said “no amount of sponsored media reports will change the fact that as at today, the EFCC does not have any evidence to prosecute the former governor in court.”
He insisted that his boss would only defend himself in the law court, saying that EFCC had demonstrated that it was out to persecute the former governor ostensibly because of his criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government.
“It is a fact that Fayose wrote to the EFCC on September 10, 2018 notifying the commission of his decision to make himself available on October 16, 2018. The EFCC replied by asking him not to wait till October 16 and that he should come on September 20, 2018.
“Therefore, isn’t it funny that the same EFCC that was desperate to have Fayose report on September 20 is still keeping him in detention, four days after he willingly submitted himself? Isn’t it now clear to all discerning minds that EFCC is only acting as an agent of persecution against perceived enemies of the APC and it is helping to keep Fayose out of circulation as desired by the powers that be?”
While urging members of the public to disregard any report of Fayose saying anything other than demanding that he be charged to court, Olayinka said; “Very soon, the public will still be fed with stories such as: ‘Fayose writes confessional statement and eats it, he weeps in detention, begs to return loots among other familiar lies of the EFCC.’
“Nigerians should just ignore the EFCC’s sponsored lies and continue to ask why the anti-graft agency has failed to charge Fayose to court despite the overwhelming evidence it claimed to have.”