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Fayose to FG: Save Nigerians from hunger, sufferings, EFCC probe won’t distract me




Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told the Federal
Government to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria
and its people and leave him alone, saying; “This project ‘Fayose must
be implicated at all cost’ will definitely not put food on the tables
of Nigerians and for all I care, the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) and its collaborators can keep running from pillar
to post while I keep delivering good governance to Ekiti and its

The governor, who dismissed the reported claim that former Minister of
State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro confessed to the EFCC
that he received fund from the Office of the National Security Adviser
(ONSA) under Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) to fund his election, said; “We
have gone pass this stage of media trial, EFCC should rather keep its
gun powder dry, when we get to the bridge, we will cross it. They said
more than this in the 2006 poultry scam blackmail, despite that, I am
the governor today.”

According to a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka and made available to DAYLIGHT.NG, Governor Fayose said he
was only reacting just to fulfill all righteousness because Nigerians
are more interested in having food on their tables, adding that;
“those who arranged the dramatic and compromised return of Senator
Obanikoro to Nigeria obviously did so in continuation of their project
‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ but I am not bothered because
my election was legitimately funded.

“However, if this is why they are intimidating judges and the
judiciary, it won’t work as far as my own matter is concerned as no
one can play God.

“As far as I am concerned, I am busy here in Ekiti attending to the
welfare and well-being of my people. I won’t be distracted.”

While challenging the EFCC to also beam its searchlights on the
funding of APC elections, Governor Fayose said; “Since we are now in
the era in which financial assistance from Nigerians to fund elections
is being criminalised, the international community, especially those
funding EFCC must insist that the commission probes the funding of APC
elections before further funds are released to the commission.”