I’ll be at EFCC today with my bedclothes, pillowcase – Fayose
The outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, whose regime expired midnight on Monday, disclosed he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today with his bedclothes and pillowcase.
The immunity of the outgoing governor ends with his tenure and the EFCC invited him to the headquarters to explain allegations that he received about N1.3 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) through the then Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fayose said, “I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them. If they want me, they should just give me a bed. I have done by bed bedclothes, I have done my pillowcase, I have my English and Yoruba bibles. I am prepared for them. Nobody should worry about me. Only cowards die many times before their deaths”.
Meanwhile at the farewell dinner hosted in honour of Fayose, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said he and others would escort Fayose to the EFCC.
He said when he was also in the custody of the commission in 2016, the governor visited him and gave him encouragement.
Fani-Kayode added, “When I was in the EFCC detention for 60 days and then another 30 days, he came to see me.
“They were shaking that a sitting governor could come to the EFCC and they came to bring me to see him from one of the underground cells and all he was saying was, ‘Know that God is with you, God is alive.’
“As you stood by us when we went through challenges, so shall we stand by you from October 16 when we go to the EFCC to go and see them. Nothing can overcome you because God is with you”.
In addition to what Fani-Kayode said, Fayose said his persecution is just a temporary challenge claiming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would return to power in the next presidential election.
He said, “Tell them at the Villa. My name is Ayodele Fayose. My name is Peter the rock. Let me say to you that by the grace of God, I will be at the EFCC by 1 pm on Tuesday. I am not a coward, never. Let it be said to them that today is their own and tomorrow is our own. I am coming”.