By Kemi Kasumu
For the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, it is a matter of time that his long denial about the Ekitigate will be over, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekit State, which says it was baffling that the one-man army governor has got no answer to the confession by former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who confirmed in a statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he truly gave the governor money to fund his election.
The state chapter of the APC said it was now clear why Fayose made himself the spokesman of the opposition criticising every action of the Federal Government and getting himself involved in seditious and treasonable activities to bring President Muhammadu’s administration down, adding, however, that, “the game is up. The long arms of the law will eventually catch up with Fayose because whatever a man sows, he shall reap.”
The APC said that the revelations by Obanikoro had vindicated its claim that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s election on June 21, 2014 was compromised through heavy funding by the Federal Government, which also deployed the military, including compromise of INEC, to give victory to the governor.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said that Obanikoro’s confession that he gave millions of dollars in cash to Fayose to fix his election had left Nigerians in clearer picture that Fayose won his election through fraud as the party had always insisted.
“We said it that Fayose was mobilised by the Federal Government with funds, military and INEC to win his election.
“Captain Sagir Koli’s tape said it all in an audio recording where Fayose himself said he collected INEC soft copies he printed to win his election before PDP State Secretary, Tope Aluko, told Nigerians through documents how the process was compromised to give victory to Fayose,” he said.
Olatunbosun also berated the governor for denying the roles of the Federal Government in the manipulation of the election, saying that the revelations by Obanikoro had put a lie to the governor’s claim that Zenith Bank and private individuals funded his election.
He said: “We have always insisted that Fayose is a fantastic and pathological liar whose integrity is in question as declared by an Ekiti State High Court judge in his suit against Femi Falana in a defamation case against the lawyer.
“It is baffling that Fayose, who had been grandstanding that he did not collect money from the Federal Government, now has no answer to Obanikoro’s confession other than lying that the former minister was compromised to give his confession to nail him.
“Fayose as a man obsessed with the life of fraud never believes that anything can be done without committing fraud, that is why he believes that Obanikoro was compromised to give evidence in a matter that was comprehensively documented and that cannot be denied by anybody in this world except Fayose who believes that lies and fraud can do anything for him.”
Olatunbosun said now that Obanikoro had said it all to corroborate Aluko’s documented facts on the case, Fayose should get himself prepared to face the law.
“It is now clear why Fayose made himself the spokesman of the opposition criticising every action of the Federal Government and getting himself involved in seditious and treasonable activities to bring President Muhammadu’s administration down.
“But the game is up. The long arms of the law will eventually catch up with Fayose because whatever a man sows, he shall reap.
“We agree with Fayose that Buhari should fight hunger, but we also agree that the President should fight those who cause hunger by looting the nation’s treasury of which Fayose is a major beneficiary as can be seen in his various acts of corruption and so he should get prepared to face the law because the law is above everybody,” Olatunbosun concluded.