Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, at the EFCC office in Abuja on October 16, 2018.
The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, will not be intimidated by anyone.
Fayose’s media aide, Mr Lere Olayinka, who said this in a statement on Friday, noted that his boss would only defend himself in the court.
He was reacting to a report that the former governor had started opening up on allegations of corruption made against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Olayinka condemned the report, describing it as false and misleading.
He pointed out that Mr Fayose had written to the anti-graft agency on September 10, notifying the commission of his decision to make himself available on October 16, after handing over to Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The former governor’s aide, however, decried the detention of his boss, three days after Fayose submitted himself to the EFCC.
He questioned why the commission has not charged the former governor to court.
Olayinka also urged the public to disregard any report of Fayose saying anything other than demanding that he should be charged to court.
“Most importantly, Nigerians should be rest assured that Fayose will not be intimidated, even if he is detained for as long as the EFCC will be ready to take him to court.
“He won’t say more than what he has said which is denying the EFCC allegations,” Fayose’s aide insisted.
Olayinka issued the statement two days after the anti-corruption agency released some photos showing properties allegedly owned by the former governor.
EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who sent copies of the pictures to Channels Television had revealed that the purported properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against Fayose
In a swift response, Olayinka said his boss has since denied the allegations.
He added that Fayose would remain strong and accused the EFCC of subjecting Nigerians to media trial whenever they lacked concrete evidence to sustain court trial.
He had also said claims that the former governor bought houses with public funds were not true.