Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State has advised immediate past governors of Imo and Ogun states to surrender themselves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
While Rochas Okorocha handed over power in Imo state, Ibikunle Amosun did same in Ogun state. The duo are politically at war with the national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) over the conduct of party primaries in their respective states.
Those who emerged gubernatorial candidates in the two states were not those the governors wanted, prompting them to seek other political platforms where their preferred candidates contested and lost the elections.
Their financial transactions while in power is also being probed by the anti-graft agency.
When online reports by a national daily went out that the former governor of Imo has been arrested, Fayose urged Okorocha and Amosun to follow his footsteps by submitting themselves to the anti-graft commission.
“Just reading that Okorocha was arrested by EFCC. True or not, we knew this day will come,” the former Ekiti governor said in a tweet.
“However, I welcome him to the EFCC Alumni & enjoin the commission not to look away from Amosun too. While I encourage them to surrender themselves as I did,I welcome Mr Okorocha to the club,” he added.
Fayose on completion of his term in office as governor, willingly submitted himself to the EFCC who had laid seige across the country’s border in a bid to prevent the former governor from escaping from the country.
The fierce critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and his company, Spotless Limited, are facing an 11-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering amounting to ₦2.2 billion.
According to the EFCC, Mr Fayose received ₦1.2 billion to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Ekiti State, a sum they agency said he ought to have known formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act.