Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose
during a recent interview on Fresh
FM, in Ibadan, Oyo State dared the
Economic & Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC ) to publish his
frozen person bank accounts for the
whole world to see.
Fayose through his Chief Press
Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, issued a
statement on Sunday, July 24, which
partly reads, “What I am facing in
Ekiti is a war of the elite and
incidentally, it is the masses that vote
people into office. We know some
failed Ekiti politicians who now
resume daily in EFCC office to concoct
stories and give same for publication.
It is only one or two newspapers that
always have their so-called exclusive
stories and they follow the same
“The EFCC is only engaged in a mind
game. They think they can wear me
out. That is not possible as God is on
my side because I stand for the truth.
EFCC has not told Nigerians how
money was wired to me. What the
EFCC and their collaborators are
trying to do is to set the people of the
state against me and they have failed.
“For my two accounts they frozen, I
have N300 million in the fixed deposit
in one and N82 million in the other.
Both accounts and my properties were
duly declared in my Asset Declaration
Form. They are treading the same
2006 path and they will fail woefully
by the grace of God. What they did in
2006, was declared illegal by the
Supreme Court and I came back to
office exactly eight years after. It
means one of us lied,” he said.
Also speaking the June 21, 2014
governorship election that brought
him to office, the Governor said local
and international observers adjudged
the poll as free and fair, adding that
his predecessor, Dr Kayode Fayemi
and APC leaders conceded defeat.
“After the APC leaders failed to stop
my inauguration, get me impeached,
they know that they will still lose
again in 2018. What they are trying to
do is to create a wedge between me
and the people of the state who love
me. As far as I am concerned, their
project is dead on arrival. The voice of
the people is the voice of God,” he