Governor, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has written to the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will make himself
available on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1pm.
True to his promise of making himself available at the
EFCC office not more than 24 hours after
the end of his tenure as governor “to clarify
issues or answer questions on issues within his knowledge.”
The letter dated September 10, 2018, was titled: “Notification of my
decision to make myself available in your office to clarify issue(s)
or answer questions on issues within my knowledge”
The governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement on Wednesday that the letter
was received at the EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday.
The governor however said that the EFCC was at liberty to pick another
convenient date in case October 16 was not suitable.
The letter read: “Several and serial actions of your commission for
some time now, including but not limited to freezing of my accounts
and attempts to secure temporary forfeiture of my properties, are
indicative of the Commission’s desire to have me clarify some issues
or answer some questions but for the immunity that I enjoy under
Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution as sitting governor of Ekiti State.
“I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy
immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above
provision shall lapse by effusion of time on Monday, October 15, 2018.
“As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the
rule of law, I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself
available on your office on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 1pm to
clarify issues or answer questions on issues within his knowledge.
“Kindly confirm the suitability of the above date or indicate by
return, the Commission’s convenient date.”
It should be recalled that Governor Fayose has said in 2016 that “The
EFCC and its collaborators should keep their gun powder dry and wait
till the end of my tenure.”