Ekiti State’s governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will continue to defeat them.
The embattled governor said he is God’s anointed, and advised the anti graft agency to stop gunning after him.
he also advised the commission to wait for him to leave office before coming after him, even as he stated that he would always defeat them.
Fayose stated this in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in reaction to the judgment of an Abuja Federal High Court on Monday which ordered the EFCC to release all Fayose’s properties ceased by the commission.
He said, “The EFCC and its collaborators should stop running after me as if I am the only reason they were employed. They should keep their gun powder dry and wait till the end of my tenure, and I can assure them that they will be defeated as I have always done, that is if they are still around then.
“If they have studied me very well, they would have stopped running after God’s anointed. The more they run after me, the more they hit their heads on the Rock of Ages and get themselves fatally injured.
He also claimed that the EFCC is an irresponsible and corrupt organisation that will continue to get fatally wounded going after him.
According to the governor, the commission will never be able to prosecute any meaningful fight against corruption because the EFCC being corrupt itself, cannot fight graft as “corruption can never fight corruption.”
While Fayose commended the judiciary for standing firm against the EFCC, he said the way and manner the commission has been going about shopping for court orders against Nigerians should concern lovers of rule of law in the country.
He said, “It is the height of irresponsibility and fraud for the EFCC to have approached Justice Okon Abang for a similar order and concealed the fact that the order obtained from Justice Dimgba elapsed on September 3 and had failed to approach the same court for an extension.
“The EFCC and its corrupt elements fraudulently approached Justice Abang, knowing that the judge himself is fraudulent as established by the Court of Appeal and the same EFCC has even moved to the Federal High Court, Akure in search of another order, ostensibly because they have realised that the judge in the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti won’t play ball.
“Justice Dimgba gave interim orders on July 20, and reaffirmed on August 3, and the orders were made to last for 45 days to enable EFCC carry out its investigations. Instead of going back to the same court, the EFCC ran to Justice Abang, a judge already adjudged to be fraudulent by the Appeal Court to obtain another order.
“Should we now say that 45 days was inadequate for any meaningful investigation to be carried out by the EFCC if indeed the commission was interested in investigating anything? Didn’t EFCC carry out its investigation before going to court to seek order to seize the properties?”
Fayose therefore called on the EFCC to wait till the end of his tenure, assuring he was going to defeat them in any charge they will level against him.
A Federal High Court in Ekiti had also last week ordered the immediate defrozen of the governor’s Zenith Bank account numbers frozen by the EFCC.
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