The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has cried out to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, saying the outgoing governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, is plotting to sneak out of the country when he leaves office.
The party said Fayose’s offer to voluntarily surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning is “suspicious” and “diversionary”.
Fayose will leave office on October 16 and has expressed his readiness to “clarify some issues or answer some questions” before the EFCC.
Taiwo Olatunbosun, the APC spokesman in Ekiti, said the letter was a decoy for Fayose to “seek safe landing to enable him run away from the country”.
“The letter to the EFCC can be used by Fayose as a distraction and diversionary tactic to pave way for his escape from the country, thereby running away from justice,” he said in a statement.
“Fayose’s promise to appear before the anti-graft agency on the handover day sounds too good to be true and highly suspicious
“We, therefore, recommend that he be put under serious close surveillance since he is morally and duty bound to account for many of his recklessly corrupt practices that have made him billions of state money richer than the state itself
“No matter how smart Fayose thinks he is and no matter how fast he thinks he can run, the long arm of the law must catch up with him to refund our collective wealth and money for the benefit of all in our dear state, Ekiti.”