I Will Hand Myself Over Once My Tenure Expires, Fayose Tells EFCC

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has said he will make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after handing over to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect.

Fayemi will be sworn in on October 16.

In a letter dated September 10 , addressed to the chairman of EFCC, a copy of which was made available to ORIENTAL TIMES by Lere Olayinka, Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, the Governor said he will make himself available to them on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1pm “to clarify issues or answer questions on issues within his knowledge.”

“Several and serial actions of your commission for some time now, including but not limited to freezing of my accounts and attempts to secure forfeiture of my properties, are indicative of the commission’s desire to have me clarify some issues or answer some questions but for the immunity I enjoy under section 308 of the 1999 constitution as the sitting governor of Ekiti state,” the letter read.

“I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above provision shall lapse by effluxion of time on Monday 15th October, 2018.

“As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the Rule of Law, I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself available in your office on Tuesday 16th October, 2018 at 1pm to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge.

“Kindly confirm the suitability of the above date or indicate by return, the commission’s convenient time.”

See the Governor’s letter below:

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