- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti says he would ask the court to compel Osinbajo to release details on the investigation of Babachir Lawal and Ayo Oke who were indicted for alleged corruption
- The governor calls on the acting president not sweep the issue under the carpet
- Fayose alleges that preferential treatment was being given to the top members of the administration
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has threatened to sue the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, if he fails to release the report of the panel that investigated corruption allegations against the suspended secretary to the government of the federation, David Babachir Lawal.
In a letter written to the acting president dated July 11, 2017, Fayose also asked the acting president to release of the report on the director general of the national intelligence agency, Ayo Oke, warning that he would ask the court to compel Osinbajo to release the report on the officials if he fails to comply with the request.
According to a statement by Lere Olayinka, the special assistant to the governor on public communications and new media, Fayose called on the acting president not sweep the issue under the carpet, the Cable reports.
The statement by the governor read in part:
"The government’s war against corruption lacked credibility and has thus floundered because of the government’s perceived penchant for sweeping allegations of corruption against top functionaries of the Federal Government and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“I dare to say that this is one of the reasons the so-called war against corruption has not attracted public support. It lacks credibility and has thus floundered. It is also the reason your administration has lost case after case in the court of law, even though administration’s officials have tried to cover government’s Achilles’ heel as well as their own howling incompetence under the pretence of corruption fighting back.
“The preferential treatment given to the two top-notch members of your government is bad enough. So reckless and audacious has your government become in this regard that a serving senator who is a member of your party said on the floor of the Senate that your government uses insecticide when dealing with alleged cases of corruption involving members of the opposition but applies deodorant when members of the ruling party are involved.
As the Acting President, the buck now stops on your desk. Your Excellency, Nigerians demand two actions from you: First is that you release the report of the corruption investigation, which you presided over. Second is that you act expeditiously on the report. May I advise, Your Excellency, that you should never harbour the view that this matter can be swept under the carpet for two reasons:
“One is that Nigerians are not unmindful of the outcome of your investigation even if it has not been officially released. Two is that should you fail to release the report and act on it, I shall approach the law court to compel you to do so.”
PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
Meanwhile, the Buhari Youth Organisation, (BYO) Lagos state chapter, has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state to stop negative comments about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
The state coordinator and the general secretary of the organisation, Mr Waheed Odunuga and Mr Adekunle Aderibigbe, respectively, made the appeal in a statement they jointly signed on Friday July 14, in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to them, the governor should have left behind the 2015 Presidential election outcome and move forward in the interest of the nation.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asked some Nigerians if they can name any politician in the country who has not been accused of corruption.