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Fayose Honours Ekiti House of Assembly Invitation, Says ‘A Clear Conscience, Fears No Accusation’

The Oasis Reporters

August 31, 2019

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose.

Living up to his reputation of promptly honouring invitations, former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose was at the Ekiti State House of Assembly Friday, expressing his readiness to answer any questions bordering on his tenure as governor of the State.
Hours after leaving office in 2018, former governor Fayose went to Nigeria’s Federal Capital, Abuja to submit himself to the anti graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to submit himself for a probe.

The House of Assembly had at its sitting on Thursday, summoned the former governor over what it called misappropriation of local government funds.

Fayose, who stormed the House of Assembly at about 1:15pm, went straight to the office of the Speaker, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, with the Speaker inviting other principal officers of the House, including the Deputy Speaker, Hakeem Jamiu.

Speaking to journalists at the House of Assembly, Fayose who declared that he was ready if the House was ready, said; “I’m a clear conscience, I fear no accusation.”

He said; “When I read it online yesterday, that I have been summoned to appear before the House, I called the speaker to confirm the story and when he confirmed it, I told him of my readiness to appear before the House today or anytime.

“This is because I am one Nigerian who is not afraid of being asked questions and answering them.

“When the EFCC said they needed me, I made myself available to them at the exact time and day that I promised.

“To me, leadership is about responsibility and we as leaders must always demonstrate that we are responsible.”

Asked if he was not afraid that it could be a political witch-hunt, he said; “Even if it is a political witch-hunt, I’m not bothered. What is important is that my conscience is free.

“For me, I have done my bit, I will be available for any investigation.”

Ayo Fayose governed Ekiti State as a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governor, but failed in his bid to install his deputy, Prof. Eleka as successor, losing the vote to Dr. John Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, himself, also a former governor of the State adjudged as one of the two poorest states in South West Nigeria.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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