Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, in Ekiti State, has described the ongoing investigation of the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, as a harassment and persecution of the governor with the intention of silencing the opposition in the country.
Decrying the incoherent manner and trial by error approach by the anti-graft agency in adopting its investigation, the party said that the anti-graft agency should come out and explain to Nigerians why its investigation has been marred with confusion which has led to seizure of properties belonging to other persons while claiming that they belong to Fayose.
The PDP, in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, wondered why the EFCC suddenly changed gear to pursue contracts awarded in Ekiti State according to laid down rules instead of their original claim of investigating the source of funds of the governor’s election.
The party asked the agency to explain to the world the correlation between looking into a N1.2 billion purportedly transferred to the governor for his election in 2014 and seizing his property valued at N1.3 billion or how the questioning of a Federal Government-monitored projects of MDG only in Ekiti State became part of 2014 election problem.
Jackson, maintained that the agency was only out to persecute Fayose for daring and pointing out the wrongs in governance that has characterized the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari since inception adding that the government intolerance for the opposition had given the country a bad image among the comity of nations.
According to the PDP spokesman, “the EFCC has proven that it does not have any evidence to cage the governor hence it has resorted to manufacturing lies and junks in its purported investigation.
“They would seize one property today and tomorrow the real owner will surface. They will mention one amount today and tomorrow it will be another figure again. They will probe election fund source today when they meet brick wall they will shift to MDG contract or any other suggestions from the APC; all just in a desperate mission to silence Fayose.”
The party therefore called on President Buhari, to caution his agents in order to maintain some dignity and seriousness in governance, saying anything short of this would only lead to an irreparable damage to the polity and Nigeria.
“We submit with all intents and purposes that what the EFCC is displaying, is flagrantly nothing more than persecutory assignment against our governor, but we are bold to say that the Federal Government will fail in this course because this is anti-democratic and a barbaric mission,” Adebayo said.


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