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I'm not moved by EFCC's media trial – Fayose

16 July 2016, 13:31

Ado Ekiti - Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said that he remained unmoved by the alleged media trial adopted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against him.

He noted that the anti-corruption agency and its collaborators in the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not be in a hurry in their ill-motive, rather they should wait till 2018 afterhis tenure when he will confront their lies.”

Fayose in a press statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said he EFCC is at liberty to continue to use the APC media organs to feed the public with concocted stories all in an attempt to tarnish his image,

He said the EFCC did more than this in 2006 but when he challenged their cooked up stories on poultry project in the court.

Also read: EFCC obtain video evidence of Fayose illegally transferring funds

Fayose's statement's reads: “If what the EFCC and its collaborators are now relying on is a driver or a source in EFCC that is speaking for Zenith Bank, and not the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) that they claimed gave the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu

Obanikoro money to give me, goodluck to them.
“The EFCC and its spin doctors can continue to cook up stories and feed their collaborators in the media. The media trial can continue unabated, I am not moved.

I am more focused, more resolute, I don’t lose battles. The one that they did in 2006 did not ultimately prevent me from having a second term as governor of Ekiti State and whatever they are doing now will also not stop me from handing over to a PDP governor in 2018.

“I will meet them in court and the whole world will again listen to their feeble stories as it‎ happened in poultry saga,” he said.

While reiterating his position that the EFCC was only carrying out the APC agenda to force him out of office or discredit him before the 2018 governorship election, the governor said the EFCC will be asked one day, why some politicians from Ekiti State now resume and close in
EFCC offices in Lagos and Abuja and are the ones writing stories for publication in newspapers.

“When you read reports in their newspapers, the words and presentation are always the same and one wonders whether the two national dailies and the online medium they are using to spew their lies usually get their stories from the same source and the source even write the
stories for them just for their reporters to put their names as bylines,” the governor said.

- News 24


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