Fayose To Have 'Lunch' With EFCC On October 16
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), notifying the commission of his decision to make himself available for interrogation.
Fayose, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, disclosed this on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
The governor posted a picture of the letter with the caption: “Yesterday, I submitted a letter to the @officialEFCC, informing the commission of my desire to make myself available on Tuesday, October 16 at 1 pm to clarify issues or answer questions on issues within my knowledge.
My tenure as governor of Ekiti ends on October 15″.
The governor’s decision is coming after the anti-graft agency had in July through its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Fayose would face criminal trial after his tenure.
Uwujaren, however, made it clear that it is the Federal High Court and not the EFCC, that will determine Fayose’s fate.
“While it is true that there is a subsisting criminal charge against Governor Fayose, the fate of the charge will be determined by the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, at the expiration of his tenure, not the EFCC,” he had said.
Almost two months after the EFCC made the statement; Fayose has now taken to Twitter to reveal his intention to submit himself for interrogation by displaying a letter he sent to the commission.
The letter dated September 10, entitled: “Notification Of My Decision To Make Myself Available In Your Office To Clarify Issue (s) Or Answer Questions Within My Knowledge“, was received by the anti-graft agency September 11.
“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 effusion of time on Monday 15th October 2018,” the letter read in part.
“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 1 pm to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge.
“Kindly confirm the suitability of the above date or indicate by return, the Commission’s convenient date,” the letter added.