The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose says he is not afraid to face the reported investigation panel set up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to drill him at the expiration of his tenure next week. The Governor, who spoke on Wednesday during the inauguration of a new school he built in his Afao-Ekiti home country as part of his legacies projects in the state, said he was not afraid to face the EFCC.
“He who has clear conscience fears no foe. The EFCC should still expect me at 1pm next Tuesday,”
He accused the Federal Government of withholding state funds meant for the payment of salaries, stressing that the APC-led government was keeping the money for the incoming Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
“They paid other states Paris Refund, they didn’t pay Ekiti; Fayemi should help me pay the money. They didn’t pay Ekiti N2.2bn Budget Support Fund; my promise is fulfilled but the money is in the hands of the government, they should help me to pay.”
He debunked reports that his administration borrowed several billions to execute the non-existent project.
“With all these legacy projects, I didn’t borrow any dime. I do not owe any debt, if they say I owe, they should show evidence of the transaction. Besides, no governor can borrow without the knowledge of the Ministry of Finance and the Debt Management Office.”