Ekiti state  Governor Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose

Governor Fayose Requests EFCC’s Invitation Over Corruption Allegations

Eniola Awokoya

The executive governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has written a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, requesting an invitation to answer questions regarding his government.

This is probably the first time, a governor is submitting himself to anti-graft agency in Nigeria to investigate his own government.

The governor shared a photo of the letter on his twitter handle @AyoFayoFayose.

Fayose’s administration will end next month, October 15 which means the governor is requesting to make himself available a day after the end of his tenure.

“Yesterday,  I submitted a letter to the @officialEFCC,  informing the commission of my desire to make myself available on Tuesday,  October 16 at 1pm to clarify issues or answer questions on issues within my knowledge.
My tenure as governor of Ekiti ends on October 15.”, the governor shared on Wednesday.

The EFCC has acknowledged the receipt of the letter which was dated 10th September 2018.

The letter reads “I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above provision shall lapse by effluxion of time on Monday, October 15th, 2018.

As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the Rule of Law, I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself available in your office on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 1pm to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge.”

Find a copy of the letter below.

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