BY CHRIS BURNS, ABUJA
Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of freezing his personal account at Zenith Bank.
In a message circulated on his Twitter handle, the governor blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the restriction on his account.
He said: “My personal Account at Zenith Bank has been frozen courtesy of Buhari led APC tyrannical government.”
Efforts to confirm the claim from the spokesman of the anti-graft commission, Wilson Uwujaren, did not yield any result, as he was unable to attend to phone calls nor replied the sms sent to him.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, Fayose described the current administration’s fight against corruption as “muzzling of the opposition”.
He said some members of his cabinet and prominent chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti had been “penciled down for arrest”.
“A few days ago, we got it on good authority that there was a meeting with some politicians from Ekiti State, including an Ekiti born Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and self-professed human rights activist by agents of the Federal government, with the agenda solely, on how to bring down my administration as the governor of the state,” he had said.
“Activities of these elements that are obviously afraid of facing another electoral defeat in 2018 are being coordinated through the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal and the attorney general of the federation.
“Certain top functionaries of the Ekiti state government and some important members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, and some associates of mine, have now been penciled down for arrest and indefinite detention by the EFCC under the guise of investigating the funds spent by the PDP on the June 21, 2014 governorship election and the Presidential election.
“The game plan is to make those to be arrested get detained indefinitely, forced them to make statements incriminating me, while at the same time feeding the public with orchestrated fake reports, using their usual media organs.
“This is coming after their failure to use the Department of State Services (DSS) to coerced members of the State House of Assembly to buy into the impeachment plot against me with a view to silencing me being a major voice of the opposition.
“To achieve this sinister plot against the government and people of Ekiti State, we have been informed that some of their trusted allies in the EFCC have been mobilised to move to Ekiti any moment from now.”