Ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State alleges that he escaped attack on Friday while leaving the House of Assembly in Ado-Ekiti.
“It was on our way from the Assembly that some people trailed us in a Pick-up purposely to attack us. We managed to escape. In short, one of them nearly broke my head,” Fayose said.
He had appeared before the lawmakers following an invitation apparently over his activities when he was governor of the state. His administration was accused of financial misappropriation.
Fayose noted that he honoured the Ekiti Assembly invitation because a clear conscience fears no accusation.
He was summouned alongside Kola Oluwawole, a former Speaker; Dapo Olagunju, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria; Kola Kolade, a former Commissioner for Local Government Affairs; and 16 LG chairmen who served under Fayose’s administration.
The former governor further revealed that when he got to the Assembly, the lawmakers were not yet ready.
“When I got to the Assembly, they said they were not ready and that they would inform me when they were ready. As a matter of fact, since they accused me of financial misappropriation, they were supposed to be ready.”
Fayose however had a closed-door session with the Speaker of the Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, and two other lawmakers.
“I got this by noon yesterday and I called the Speaker to confirm whether it was true and he confirmed it. You know my style. When the EFCC wanted me, I told them ‘I’m here,” Fayose said while speaking to newsmen on Friday.
“So, I have come to the House of Assembly to tell them I’m available for their questions. I drove down from Lagos to tell them that there was no hiding place for some of us, so, I am here and ready to give an account of my stewardship,” he added.
“I will not follow the multitude to sin. I want to believe that selective justice will not help our country.
“I have condemned anyone who says that in Nigeria, when you come to the All Progressives Congress, then you become a saint. I am telling you, I will never become a member of the APC, I will never defect.
“If I wanted a soft landing against my party, against my candidate, that would have happened in the past, I stood my ground during the elections. So, that is impossible.”
However, the Speaker of the Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, alleges that the Ex-Governor ambushed the Assembly. The Speaker noted that Fayose came unannounced.
When Fayose arrived, he was asked to go back and wait for an official invitation letter from the Assembly.
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