Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, who is known to be a vocal critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to leave office in October after handing over to the governor-elect of the state, Kayode Fayemi and afterwards face Criminal trial.
This was declared by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, said on Monday after Sunday’s elections, were Mr Fayemi defeated Prof. Olusola Eleka, the current deputy governor of Mr Fayose.
Both Fayose and Eleka, as well as their party, PDP, have decided to challenge the results of the election in court.
The EFCC posted a tweet on its official Twitter handle that it would resurrect a poultry scandal involving the governor. This was done few hours after Mr Fayemi was declared winner and Governor-Elect of Ekiti State. The agency later deleted the tweet as many Nigerians were not in support of it including the governor’s spokesperson.
According to Premium Times, Lere Olayinka, Spokesperson to Fayose said: “That tweet was totally irresponsible, The EFCC is not the court.”
All Nigerian governors enjoys immunity from prosecution while in office, so Mr Fayose shouldn’t be an exception.
In a statement sent to Premium Times on Monday night, the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren played down on the tweet controversy, but said only the court could clear Mr Fayose of his criminal trial after leaving office and the fate of the charge would be determined then.