Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, says he has readied the bed and pillow clothes he will use at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Speaking during a farewell dinner organised for him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fayose said he will not beg the anti-graft agency for bail.
The governor said he will intensify his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them. If they want me, they should just give me a bed. I have done my bed bedclothes, I have done my pillowcase, I have my English and Yoruba bibles,” Fayose said.
“I am prepared for them. Nobody should worry about me. Only cowards die many times before their deaths.
“Tell them at the villa. My name is Ayo Fayose. My name is Peter the rock. Let me say to you that by the grace of God, I will be at the EFCC by 1pm on Tuesday. I am not a coward, never. Let it be said to them that today is their own and tomorrow is our own. I am coming
“As soon as I leave the EFCC I will talk more than what I have said before. There is no way a Buhari will match an Atiku when you put the two of them side by side, comment by comment, clarity by clarity of tongue.”
Fayose had on Monday said despite his promise to present himself at the EFCC office, there were plans to invade his residence.
“It is known to the public that I offered to make myself available at the EFCC office today.However, as I write,there are strange movements around my residence & I’m aware of planned invasion any moment from now. Despite this, I’ll be at the commission’s office tomorrow as promised,” he wrote on Twitter.
It is known to the public that I offered to make myself available at the EFCC office today.However, as I write,there are strange movements around my residence & I'm aware of planned invasion any moment from now.Despite this,I'Il be at the commission's office tomorrow as promised
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) October 15, 2018
The PDP also accused the presidency of directing the EFCC to humiliate Fayose in the guise of arresting him over alleged plans of an escape.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, accused the EFCC of bias and unprofessionalism.
“By 12 midnight, the governor’s residence is expected to be surrounded by armed men of the EFCC under the pretext that they had information of his plot to escape. This is to achieve their plan to humiliate the governor and portray him in a bad light to the public by dramatising his arrest,” he said in a statement.
“The EFCC even unprofessionally showed its bias in deriding the governor, making light of a very serious matter by mocking him and asking him to come before his tenure elapsed, which the governor declined in line with the constitutional immunity.”
“It is now beyond dispute that Governor Fayose is not a scoundrel running away from justice. Whatever the EFCC, APC, and the Presidency’s spin-doctors may say, it is also clear to everyone that Fayose is not a coward; neither is he afraid of the EFCC.”