Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC), of harassing and intimidating his aides and associates.
He also noted that the party is afraid of him since he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 if there is free and fair election.
According to Fayose who made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Friday, September 29, his Presidential ambition is a divine project which no body or group can stop.
“An order of interim injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants (the EFCC and the Inspector-General of Police, their agents, privies or any other investigative agencies, howsoever described) from arresting, detaining or investigating any person or persons, whether past or present officials in the Ekiti State Government, without any report of indictment from the Ekiti State House of Assembly pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice filed in this suit,” the statement partly read.
“The new judge declined jurisdiction because he held that the EFCC’s case lacked merit and the case file was returned to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, who has yet to assign the case.
“The latest action by the EFCC is therefore premeditated, malicious, politically-motivated, contemptuous and unconstitutional in all ramifications. It is another clear and undisguised evidence of gangsterism by an agency that derives its power from the constitution but uses it for political vendetta against the opposition.”
In addition, Fayose noted that “While we call on all men and women of conscience to call the EFCC and whoever is goading them along perilous path to order, we must warn that no harm must come the way of the illegally detained Ekiti state Government officials, who have health issues, which they will be hampered to manage effectively in EFCC’s crushing detention.
“Not obeying court orders is not the hallmark of democracy, but a virtue of anti-democratic agents. Colonel Dasuki Sambo, former National Security Adviser, is still being held despite numerous court orders to the contrary. Ibrahim el Zakzaky has been locked up unduly for months; this is not the democracy we fought to enthrone in Nigeria.”