Some People Trailed Us, They Nearly Broke My Head in Ekiti – Fayose
Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says he was trailed by some unidentified people who nearly broke his head while he was on his way from the state house of assembly on Friday.
Speaking with journalists, Fayose said he answered the invitation of the state assembly, which is probing his administration for alleged financial impropriety, because his ”conscience is clear” and he ”fears no accusation”.
“It was on our way from the assembly that some people trailed us in a pick-up purposely to attack us. We managed to escape. In short, one of them nearly broke my head,” he said.
“When I got to the assembly, they said they were not ready and that they would inform me when they were ready. As a matter of fact, since they accused me of financial misappropriation, they were supposed to be ready.
“I got this by noon yesterday and I called the speaker to confirm whether it was true and he confirmed it. You know my style. When the EFCC wanted me, I told them ‘I’m here’.
“So, I have come to the house of assembly to tell them I’m available for their questions. I drove down from Lagos to tell them that there was no hiding place for some of us, so, I am here and ready to give an account of my stewardship.”
The former governor said he will not join other people to sin by defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He also said he will not join the party so as to get a ‘’soft-landing’’ in his trial.
Fayose is facing charges of money laundering to the tune of N1.3 billion brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
While he was governor, he was a strong critic of the Buhari administration but he has since toned down his criticisms.
“I will not follow the multitude to sin. I want to believe that selective justice will not help our country,” he said.
“I have condemned anyone who says that in Nigeria, when you come to the All Progressives Congress, then you become a saint. I am telling you, I will never become a member of the APC, I will never defect.
“If I wanted a soft landing against my party, against my candidate, that would have happened in the past, I stood my ground during the elections. So, that is impossible.”
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