The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised an alarm that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is bent on sabotaging the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party dismissed the criticism by Fayose, that some looters were allegedly hiding stolen funds in Aso Villa, Abuja.
The Deputy Chairman of the APC in Ekiti State, Kemi Olaleye, stated this in Ado-Ekiti , on Tuesday, while receiving some gift items from a Governorship aspirant, Engr. Kayode Ojo, at the party’s State Secretariat.
The party said no amount of blackmail would derail the anti-graft war being waged by the party at the federal level.
According to the APC, Fayose’s outburst against Buhari, is geared towards shielding members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from being made to account for the monies they allegedly looted under the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
Recall, that the Governor on Monday, accused some of Buhari’s confidants and top members of the ruling party, of stocking looted funds in Aso Villa, to prevent them from the eyes of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing the scenario as selective and provocative.
Olaleye however, described Fayose’s allegation as baseless and spurious, saying: “Ordinarily, I would not have dignified Governor Fayose with a response, but for the purpose of clarity, his noise was targeted at derailing the war against corruption.
“How can Fayose accuse anybody of corruption? In Ekiti State, he is the Finance Commissioner, the Accountant General, in fact, he is acting like all-in-all. He is corrupt himself, and afraid of being dealt with after leaving office, hence his resort to blackmail and diversionary tactics.
“We are solidly behind Buhari’s government in his war against corruption. Nothing can derail our fight against corruption, because we are determined to deal with corruption squarely. So, this is just a noise to distract Buhari.”