The outgoing Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has confirmed speculations that he will not be attending the inauguration ceremony of the governor-elect of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi.
His reasons however are not what has been speculated in the political sphere as he said he won’t attend the inauguration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday because he has a date with the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Fayose however advised members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly to co-operate with the incoming governor Kayode Fayemi and work for the interest of the state.
Fayemi had said that he invited Fayose and was expecting him to attend the swearing-in on Tuesday.
But Fayose explained at a news conference that he had to decline the invitation because he might play into the hands of his enemies if he fails to report at the EFCC office as directed.
“If I should attend the programme, some politicians might use the chance to harass me, even when they are not sent by Fayemi.
This will further destroy (our) relationship. Issues between me and Fayemi are not personal. I have been cooperating with the committee set up by Fayemi on this transition
Again, I have to be in EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday. But, let me say clearly that I am ready to appear before any panel set up by incoming government to probe my administration,” he said.
Fayose had been invited to appear at the EFCC headquarters in connection to several corruption allegations against him.
Before the invitation the EFCC had tried numerous times to arrest the governor but could not because of the immunity granted his office by the constitution.
The anti- corruption agency had also issued a notice to other security agencies across the country not to let Fayose travel out of the country for fear that he might escape prosecution.
Fayose however took objection to the notice by EFCC and slammed a N20 billion suit against the commission.