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EFCC to arrest Fayose by midnight, detain him indefinitely – PDP raises allegation

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– The PDP claimed the EFCC has been ordered to arrest Fayose

– The opposition party said the ploy is to detain the outgoing governor indefinitely\

– The party said this is due to Fayose’s criticism against the government

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the presidency has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and detain Governor Ayodele Fayose indefinitely.

This is contained in a statement released by the spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday, October 15.

He claimed the plot against the outgoing governor was due to his criticism against the Muhammadu Buhari government.

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Read the statement below:

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to incarcerate, indefinitely, the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

In a statement issued today in Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary, of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said information at the party’s disposal and all over the social media indicate that the Presidency has put the commission on alert to arrest the governor at midnight today and detain him indefinitely.

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The alleged directive by the Presidency is not unconnected with the plot to use the EFCC and other security agencies to incarcerate the governor owing to his persistent criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government.

This uncompromising stands of the outgoing governor against the present administration was the reason Ekiti State was invaded and taken by force during the last governorship election.

By 12 midnight, the governor’s residence is expected to be surrounded by armed men of the EFCC under the pretense that they had information of his plot to escape. This is to achieve their plan to humiliate the governor and portray him in bad light to the public by dramatising his arrest.

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Nigerians can recall that it was the governor who offered to submit himself to the EFCC despite the commission’s clear display of bias and partisanship as demonstrated in its various actions, especially its tweets and putting the governor on security watch-list.

The EFCC even unprofessionally showed its bias in deriding the governor, making light of a very serious matter by mocking him and asking him to come before his tenure elapsed, which the governor declined in line with the constitutional immunity.

It is now beyond dispute that Governor Fayose is not a scoundrel running away from justice. Whatever the EFCC, APC, and the Presidency’s spin-doctors may say, it is also clear to everyone that Fayose is not a coward; neither is he afraid of the EFCC.

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Fayose is prepared and ready to defend himself in the court of law. Neither the Presidency nor EFCC is a court of law. Since the EFCC said it had dusted up Fayose’s files, it should be ready to take him to court once he presents him at the agency’s office on Tuesday.

Governor Fayose has offered to walk to the EFCC office by himself and nothing must happen to him tonight. The PDP condemns this resort to fascism by the APC government, saying the whole world should be at alert to see another demonstration of crude disrespect for the rule of law and rights of Nigerians.

Meanwhile, TRACKNEWS.NG had reported that the outgoing Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, who left the state promised to continually be by the side of the people of the state.

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The Punch reports that Fayose made this known during a thanksgiving service held in his honour at the Government House chapel after which he traveled out of the state.

The outgoing governor embarked on a ‘Thank you walk’ around major streets of Ado Ekiti where he received accolades from traders, artisans and other residents of the state.

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