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When I Become President I Will Restructure EFCC – Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose has described EFCC as a ‘senseless’ organization, in dire need of restructuring. The early presidential aspirant, who vowed to overhaul the anti-graft agency, said, “By the grace of God, I will restructure the EFCC when I become the president of this nation. 
"I will reorganize EFCC and make it look responsible. They detained me in 2008, but I won them in court, because the most high God was on my side.

“EFCC is senseless body, because if they are not senseless, it should have known that the man who wrote the petition had been sacked because he didn’t deserve to be called a civil servant. The arrest of my officials was orchestrated by Ekiti indigenes in collaboration with the EFCC.


“I will never go and beg EFCC, it will rather beg me. 

"I won’t negotiate anything because I am not afraid of them. There was a subsisting court that barred them from arresting any official of this state, but they breached the law.

Fayose, who stated this on Thursday during a reception organised for his aides who were arrested by the EFCC, promised to buy new cars for the two officials in appreciation of their loyalty to the state.

The arrested Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi, have disclosed that they could not be charged to court by the anti-graft agency because the petition written against them lacked substance.

They said EFCC begged them to leave detention when the agency knew that they committed no offence to have warranted arrest, saying “we yielded after much pleadings from top EFCC staff”.

The duo said the petition written by a former labour leader, whose name was not mentioned, claiming that the state mismanaged the Paris Club and bailouts allocated to it by the federal government was bereft of substantial evidence that could be used to prosecute them.

They said the petition was written basically to tarnish the government of Fayose.