Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has
debunked the claim by former Minister of
State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro,
that he gave him (Fayose) part of the money
he got from ex-National Security Adviser,
Fayose said the claim by Obanikoro, who is
currently in EFCC custody, that he collected
some money from him, was a clear indication
that he was drowning and looking for
someone to go down with him.
Speaking with Sun, Fayose said despite the
myraids of allegations leveled against him, he
would come out pure.
He compared his current situation to the
Biblical Jesus, who despite many trials, came
He said, “I wouldn’t want to join issues with
EFCC or Obanikoro. But I remembered very
well that Obanikoro was firing very serious
salvos at the EFCC before now.
“I remembered all his statements in the press,
but this dramatic return, he did not stop at
the airport and there was a clear entrance
straight to the EFCC custody; it simply shows
that there is a hand of Saul in the voice of
“I’m used to all these conspiracies and the
fact remains that in all these, Jesus is Lord, in
all these, victory is sure, in all these, I’ve not
lost any battle and I’ll not lose any. Let me
believe that Obanikoro did not say all these
because whatever you say, you would have to
prove it in court.
“It is not enough to just say it. If he’s saying
all these to get out of trouble, it is just a
drama of the moment. I know he is looking
for ways out of the quagmire as his house was
seized, his bank accounts were frozen and all
that. May be, my brother and friend,
Obanikoro is looking for easy way out so they
have to heap everything on Fayose.
“I’m used to all these. In the meantime, I am
busy as governor of Ekiti delivering good
governance to my people. What they wanted
during their conspiracy at my first tenure was
to stop me politically forever.
They didn’t want me to rise politically again;
that was what all the first poultry allegation
with EFCC in 2006 is all about but I won.
“Today, I can adjudge what would happen
tomorrow by the victory of yesterday. So,
their fear is my rising profile: their fear is –
where is this Fayose going?
“Don’t you forget that in the Bible, the three
wise men who came to greet Jesus Christ and
who saw tomorrow about Jesus Christ just as
the then King Herod too, saw tomorrow about
Jesus Christ and he told the wise men to come
back to him and reveal where Jesus was so
that he could go and kill him.
“But the wise men didn’t go back that way.
So, they saw my tomorrow and knew that I
was rising. I’m going to be among those
people that would take over from them. I
have a future, I have greatness ahead of me
and no greatness comes without a battle and
“So, they should keep their gun powder dry,
behave like a responsible organization whose
strength is in their coded investigation. They
should stop messing themselves up. You see,
nobody knows what would be the situation in
two years time, but when we get to the bride,
we would cross it.
“Again, if Obanikoro says he gave me such
huge money, where did he get it from? Why
will he take such huge cash like that? Why will
an honourable federal minister of the country
be saying that he took cash like this and gave
“You can now see how EFCC operates, but we
will talk about that when we get to court.
They are only looking for ways for nexus, to
link me at all cost, to destroy me at all cost.
‘It is just like in the Bible when they asked the
people should we replace the thief with Jesus
for the punishment but the people said no, it
is Jesus we want.
“So, it’s Fayose that is all they want in all
these drama, I hope that by now, they would
have released all Obanikoro’s confiscated
assets and property.”
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Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has