Governor Ayodele Fayose, who would be handing over Kayode Fayemi as the governor of Ekiti state, has said he wouldn’t be attending the latter’s inauguration for fear of being harassed by ‘erratic’ politicians.
Fayose said this, while addressing a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday. According to the outgoing governor, he wouldn’t want any harassment to destroy his relationship with the incoming governor.
In his words:
“Politicians are erratic people. If I should attend the programme, some politicians may use the chance to harass me, even when they are not sent by Fayemi,” he said.
“This will further destroy relationship; the issues between me and Fayemi are not personal. I have been cooperating with the committee set up by Fayemi on this transition.
On his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), he said has nothing to hide, noting that he would be very available for any form of probe by the new government in to state.
“Again, I have to be in EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday, but let me say clearly that I am ready to appear before any panel set up by the incoming government to probe my administration.
“Let it be known that I am not going anywhere, as being insinuated around. Rather, I will even be available for all manner of state probe by the incoming government.
“Be assured that since I do not have anything to hide, I will not fail to also attend any form of probe panels, commissions of enquiry or by whatever that the new government in the state may decide to set up concerning me.
“All that is required is just for them to either put a call across to me or send me a notice of invitation, indicating the venue and time. Once all these are fulfilled, they can be expecting that I will make myself personally available, and not through any lawyer or other representation.”