Nigeria: Ekiti governor, Fayose castigates EFCC for putting him under nationwide surveillance
London, September 16, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The out-going governor of Etiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose has strongly condemned Nigeria’s anti graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC describing it as a rogue agency
Apparently aware of a reported move by the EFCC to place him under surveillance, Mr Fayose released a statement Sunday evening, ridiculing the agency as being wayward and reiterating his firm opposition to the Buhari administration.
It was widely reported on Sunday that EFCC had written the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to demand an urgent placement of Mr Fayose on criminal watch list.
The anti-graft agency said in the September 12 letter that Ayo Fayose poses a flight risk and may leave the country via land borders, airports or even seaports.
The NCS consequently notified all its commands and formations across the country of the request and recommended immediate and strict compliance in a September 14 memo.
But the governor said the action was not only unnecessary but a show of shame “EFCC, when a woman is being brought to you as a wife, you don’t have to peep through the window to see her.
“As I said in my letter, Insha Allah, I will be in your office on October 16, a day after the expiration of my tenure.
“EFCC putting my name on watch list after notification of my coming is not only political but petty. I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God.
“They should expect me on October 16, 2018.
“I will remain in PDP not minding their intimidation,” Mr Fayose said.