Former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode is billed to report to the EFCC offices today to explain his alleged involvement in $115m election funds scandal which he was reported to be a major beneficiary of.
He has in a statement come out to defend himself stating that he isn’t a Thief and has nothing to hide and their loss of the election didn’t warrant being “Dehumanised” or “Humiliated” by the EFCC.
The EFCC had earlier claimed that FFK was the chief beneficiary of the disbursement of the slush funds with an alleged share of N840million.
He says he looks forward to helping the EFCC clarify matters and get to the bottom of things.
You can read his full statement below.
“In view of recent events permit me to begin this weeks column with an aside and say a few things about my present predicament. I shall leave my home and go to the EFCC on the morning of 9th May for questioning about the presidential campaign funds.
I have no fear of this and I look forward to the opportunity of helping the Commission to clarify all the issues that they may wish to raise. No matter the outcome and no matter what they choose to say or do to me, I count it all as joy.
I believe that it is only the path of the simple and mediocre that is smooth. The path of the great is filled with challenges and difficulty. I am therefore not moved or perturbed by what is going on around me or the sheer wickedness and injustice that I am being subjected to.
This is moreso because I am a believer in the awesome power of the Living God. I know that no matter how bad things may appear He never forsakes His own. This is especially so when they have done no wrong. His word says “despite the darkness of the night, joy comes in the morning”. No matter how long it takes that joy will certainly come.
Secondly I am not a thief. I served in the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation out of loyalty and not for profit. I worked hard and risked all during that assignment and I believe that we did an effective job.
I have no apology for that and the fact that we lost an election does not mean that we should be dehumanised, humiliated, subjected to the most beastly lies or destroyed.
I stand on the word of God who will eventually vindicate me and I have no fear of the evil that my enemies wish to subject me to. The truth is that I am not in their hands or their power but in the hands and power of the Living God.
I shall walk the path that He has chosen for me with my head held up high and with faith, strength, honor and dignity knowing that the God that I serve is mighty.
In the end my innocence shall speak for me and I shall come out of the burning furnace finer than purified gold.”