Fayose Describes EFCC As Being Desperate.
Some days ago, we recalled that The EFCC declared Fayose in their watch list. Reacting to that, Fayose Describes EFCC As Being Desperate. Acoording him, it is political and pitiable.
However In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Fayose said he was not among those who were afraid to face tomorrow, reminding the anti-graft agency that nobody was God and God was not a man that He would condone injustice.
The governor stated that he had earlier informed the EFCC through a letter that he would come to their office on October 16, 2018.
He wondered why the desperation, insisting that he would report on that day.
The statement read, “EFCC, when a woman is being brought to you as a wife, you don’t have to peep through the window to see her. As I said in my letter, Insha Allah, I will be in your office on October 16, a day after the expiration of my tenure.
“Putting my name on a watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty. I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God. They should expect me on October 16, 2018.
I will remain in the PDP not minding their intimidation.”
Meanwhile, Fayose denied obtaining loans from any bank or bonds from the capital market since he assumed office on October 16, 2014.
He challenged the Debt Management Office and the All Progressives Congress to publish such record if available.
The governor also took a swipe at the Federal Government for releasing N16.6bn Paris Club Refund to Osun State about two weeks to the governorship election when that of Ekiti was withheld in a similar circumstance.
He said the refusal of the Federal Government to pay Ekiti the refund of the money spent on federal projects and withholding the Paris Club refund accounted for why workers’ salaries were not paid.
Fayose stated these on Sunday in a reaction to an allegation by the Transition Committee set up by the APC Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, claiming that the state’s debt profile stood at N117bn.
He said, “I have not committed Ekiti to one Naira since I assumed office as governor for the second term. I haven’t borrowed from any financial institution. The DMO and the Federal Ministry of Finance are the approving authorities. Fayemi should publish any document from these approving authorities showing any money borrowed by my administration.
“I did not borrow from any financial institution or take any bond from the capital market.
The figure which Fayemi is talking about is the money his administration borrowed which was restructured as it was done for other states.
“The administration of Fayemi brought Ekiti to N25bn bond and N32bn commercial loan and the state will pay the bond until year 2022. The commercial loan was restructured like it was done for other states,” he claimed.
The governor also justified the purchase of a new vehicle for himself and approval of the severance packages of his deputy and himself.
“When Fayemi was leaving as governor in 2014, he left with a car which he bought for himself and so did other governors before him. So, you can’t expect me also not to have a befitting car when I am leaving office.
Fayemi is only displaying hypocrisy.
“Fayemi himself ordered a Jeep of almost N70m when l was still Governor-elect in 2014, but he didn’t pay for it. I had also bought a Jeep for former Governor Niyi Adebayo to honour him. That is how it is done every four years.”
Reacting to the salaries he owed Ekiti State workers, Fayose said, “If the Federal Government has paid all the outstanding debt it owes Ekiti, l would not owe salary now. The Federal Government owes Ekiti budget support of two months now, the Paris Club refund was withheld and they have refused to also pay the refund of N11bn for the federal roads which the state constructed.
“If they had paid these outstanding, I wouldn’t owe Ekiti workers any salary now. Deliberately, they withheld them so that I am not able to offset the four months workers’ salaries before the Ekiti election. Still, Ekiti people voted for the Peoples Democratic Party.”