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EFCC REPENTS! Deletes & Disowns Tweet Mocking Fayose

When we shared that "very unprofessional" tweet from the EFCC's tweeter handle, it was stated on this platform that such is wrong and portrayed the EFCC as bias or an extension of the current ruling party.

Good to note that they've done the right thing. The EFCC has disowned the gloating tweet that announced the imminent revival of a criminal case against outgoing Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose.

In a statement on Monday night, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the "purported tweet does not represent the views of the EFCC."

The tweet, which appeared on the EFCC’ s verified Twitter handle on Sunday afternoon, said the commission had dusted a N 1.3billion fraud case file against Fayose.

It came few hours after INEC announced the results of Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti.

PDP candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olushola-Eleka, lost the election to Mr Kayode Fayemi of the APC.

The tweet read: “The parri (party ) is over, the cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken.

“Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project /Biological concepts Limited N1.3billion fraud case file dusted off the shelves. See you soon.”

The post was later deleted. But before then it had gone viral online, eliciting criticisms from many Nigerians who interpreted it as a reflection of the he commission's partisanship.

EFCC statement said, “In the opinion of most commentators, the tweet betrayed the partisanship of the EFCC in the political contest in Ekiti State.

“Against the background, the commission is constrained to state that the purported tweet does not represent the views of the EFCC.

“As a law enforcement organisation the commission is apolitical and was not involved in the recent Ekiti election.

“It, therefore, has no reason to gloat over the political misfortune of any candidate or political god-father.”

He said although there was a subsisting criminal charge against Fayose, the fate of the charge would be determined by the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, at the expiration of his tenure, not the EFCC.