Fayose

EKITI State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the trial of a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as a mere political persecution, which is part of the plot of the cabal in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to incapacitate opposition figures financially before the 2019 general election. Governor Fayose, who said President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition will not be realised on the basis of intimidation, harassment and persecution of opposition figures, as well as annihilation of their financial strength, added that; “Instead of running after those that they perceive as a threat to the president’s 2019 ambition, they should rather save Nigerians from hunger and sufferings now ravaging the land.” According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said “it is also obvious that those holding power in Katsina State presently are finding it difficult to match Shema’s unprecedented performance while in office and have opted for his persecution just to cover up their failure.’’ The governor lamented that all actions of the APC-led federal government are geared toward the achievement of President Buhari’s second term and not the well-being of Nigerians, many of whom can barely feed owing to the bad policies of the government. “It is another sad experience in democratic governance in Nigeria that someone like Alhaji Shema, who performed remarkably well as Katsina State governor and even left over N3 billion in the state’s treasury is now being humiliated ostensibly just because some people believe that the only way they can perpetuate themselves in power beyond 2019 is by destroying the opposition. “Despite that Alhaji Shema made himself available to the EFCC on September 16, 2016, he was kept in detention for more than two weeks just to humiliate him as directed by those who presently hold power in Katsina and Abuja. Even when he was arraigned in court on Tuesday, EFCC even went to the extent of asking the court to remand him in prison. This is ridiculous.” Calling on the international community, especially the United States of America’s President-Elect, Donald Trump, and other world leaders to help in saving democracy in Nigeria, Fayose said, “this continuous use of EFCC and other agencies of the federal government to humiliate and oppress those perceived as a threat to the APC’s hold on power beyond 2019 is a threat to democracy in the country and must not be allowed to continue. “The international community should ask President Buhari why only opposition figures are the ones being arrested and tried by the EFCC. What has happened to all those petitions submitted to the EFCC against his close aides and serving members of his cabinet? “Obviously, EFCC now exists as the APC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and those foreign organisations donating funds to the commission should be mindful of their funds being used to persecute the opposition.”


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  • vic

    FAYOSE, YOU ARE A BIG THIEF YOURSELF. SHUT YOUR BIG MOUTH, YOU WILL SOON BE IN KUJE PRISON.

  • vic

    MR THIEF, MOTOR TOUT, FAYOSE, LET US CONCENTRATE ON THE FACTS OF THE MATTER AND NOT CONTINUE TO CUT THE SHADOWS.

    YOU SEEM TO BE HAUNTED BY YOUR OWN SHADOWS. WHY????

    THEFT???

    STEALING????

    419 FRAUD AND CORRUPTION???

    DIVERSION OF TREASURY FUNDS????

    OPERATING FOREIGN ACCOUNTS?????

    FOREX FRAUD??????

    NOW FAYOSE, TELL US, WHICH ONE YOU OWN AS YOURS??????