Former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose is expected to report at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, office today to respond to allegations against him, The Punch reports.
Fayose’s tenure expires today as his successor Kayode Fayemi steps in.
The ex-governor told Peoples Democrtic Party (PDP) governors and leaders at a valedictory dinner for him on Monday in Abuja that he would “stay and fight this battle”.
“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.”
“They harassed my family and I got judgment three times against them. This time will not be an exception. Those who wait for me will wait in vain. EFCC is no court”.
The EFCC said it had prepared three teams of investigators to quiz the former governor.
Those at the ceremony were Governors Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Darius Ishaku (Taraba); Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and the National Chairman of the PDP Uche Secondus.
Secondus urged the EFCC to follow the rule of law and the constitution in trying Ayo Fayose.
“The world is watching, international communities are also watching what will happen to this gentleman that has performed well in Ekiti.
“So when you invite him and he honours it, he is not a coward. If you tamper with his Human Rights and you detain him the whole world will cry out’’. “Ekiti State is not the same anymore. If you go to Ekiti now you can see the best of the roads, one of the longest bridges, buildings infrastructure and development in all facets
“We are proud of you as PDP governor. We are also proud of other governors of PDP. In fact, for this country, the PDP governors have set the pace for development all over our states.
“I am proud to say that all over our states around the country, you can see great achievements of our government.’’
Secondus added that the party was also proud of the choice of the former Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi as the running mate to the PDP presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The PDP in a statement yesterday by spokesman Kola Ologbodiyan, also alleged plans by the EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely on the Federal Government’s order.