The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said that he is unmoved by the media trial, allegations levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and that “the anti-corruption agency and its collaborators in the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not be in a hurry in their ill-motive, rather they should wait till 2018 after my tenure when I will confront their lies.”
He also described the accusations of fraud against him as a media trial, saying the anti-graft agency will fail. The Ekiti Governor, in a statement issued by Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said “The EFCC is at liberty to continue to use the APC media organs to feed the public with concocted stories all in an attempt to tarnish my image, cases are only won and lost in the court, not on the pages of newspapers.
If they are sure of all their claims, can’t they just go to court? “If what the EFCC and its collaborators are now relying on is a driver or a source in EFCC that is speaking for Zenith Bank, and not the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) that they claimed gave the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro money to give me, goodluck to them.
“The EFCC and its spin doctors can continue to cook up stories and feed their collaborators in the media. The media trial can continue unabated, I am not moved.
I am more focused, more resolute, I don’t lose battles. The one that they did in 2006 did not ultimately prevent me from having a second term as governor of Ekiti State and whatever they are doing now will also not stop me from handing over to a PDP governor in 2018. “I will meet them in court and the whole world will again listen to their feeble stories as it happened in poultry saga.”