Leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State have hailed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for investigating Governor Ayo Fayose over alleged money laundering and purchase of some assets after assumption of office.
They urged the anti-graft agency not to leave any stone unturned in its bid to recover all the state’s funds and assets purchased with money from the treasury by Fayose.
They made the plea at the APC members’ monthly meeting at Ward Five in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Tuesday.
Party leaders who attended the meeting include former Ekiti House of Assembly Speaker, Femi Bamisile, former House of Assembly member, Tope Olanipekun, former Commissioner for Culture, Alhaji Jinadu Ayodele, ward and local government executives.
The highlight of the meeting was the empowerment of 15 people in the ward by a chieftain of the party, Faleye Rotimi.
Faleye, who distributed cash in aid of their businesses, said the gesture was to assist the less privileged in line with the party manifesto.
Addressing the gathering, Ayodele said the people of the state are happy with the EFCC probe of Fayose maintaining that all illicit funds traced to the governor must be recovered.
He said: “We APC members are happy with EFCC for investigating Fayose, what is happening to our treasury? What is happening to our funds? Fayose must face the music for the way he has been handling our funds and the arms funds diverted to his campaign”.
Also speaking, a former Chairman of the State Sports Council, Ade Adetola, called for the understanding of Nigerians, saying the 16 years of alleged destruction of the economy by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration cannot be rectified within two years by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Ward Chairman, Olumide Ajibade, said the ongoing economic recession was not caused by Buhari but “unprecedented corruption wreaked on Nigerians by the PDP government” urging Nigerians to repose their confidence in the APC-led Federal Government.
Mr. Ajibade described the PDP administration in the state as “non-responsive and irresponsible to the welfare of Ekiti people” adding that the move to install the people’s government led by the APC had just commenced.