Breaking News
Translate

Tell Villa hawks that last year they used DSS, it failed – Fayose

By Anthony Ogbonna

The Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the arrest of his State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, saying those he described as “Villa hawks” to be told that “last year, they used DSS” but “it failed.”

Ayodele Fayose

While Governor Fayose was declaring his presidential ambition on Thursday 28th of September, 2017, EFCC swooped in and arrested the Ekiti state’s Commissioner for Finance and its Accountant General over alleged financial misappropriation of the bail-out funds to the state.

But Governor Fayose, while condemning the arrest, said, “The arrestors of today would be arrested tomorrow.”

Governor Fayose gave the statement through his twitter handle, @GovAyoFayose

While equally faulting his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s stance that he would not contest the 2019 presidency under its ticket, Fayose also said that he wants to contest despite PDP’s zoning of the position to the north, saying, “Do we now say that if no one comes out from the North, the party won’t have a candidate?”

He also said that , “Our party should not wait or beg anyone to fly its flag.”

According to him, “If you say I’m not an issue, why can’t you ignore me?”

“The arrestors of today would be arrested tomorrow.”

“Those who gave reasons @realDonaldTrump won’t be POTUS know better now. I want to be President of Nigeria, that’s what I will be.”

“They think they can use @officialEFCC to intimidate us, we are waiting. But tell the Villa hawks that last year, they used DSS, it failed.”

“They remembered bailout fund the moment I made it public that I was declaring for President. So Ekiti was the only state that got bailout?”

“My decision to seek the PDP ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election is without prejudice to our party’s position.”

“However, I am a supporter of competence and capacity especially now that this country needs young and able leaders that can take our country out of this present state of hopelessness.”

“Most importantly, despite that the party has zoned the presidency to the North, no one has come out in this manner to show interest.”

“Our party should not wait or beg anyone to fly its flag.”

“Do we now say that if no one comes out from the North, the party won’t have a candidate?”

“Going down memory lane, in 1999 and 2003,despite that our party zoned the presidency to the South, Rimi and Gemade contested the ticket.”

“Also in 2007, some party members from the South did declare their intention to contest interest and obtained nomination Forms.”

“Our party must not lose sight that Nigerians at this period are desirous of a President with demonstrated capacity to change their fortunes”

“Our party must not lose sight that Nigerians at this period are desirous of a President with demonstrated capacity to change their fortunes.”

“Twice, I defeated incumbents to become the Governor of Ekiti State. I am confident that with your support as my party leaders and supporters, I will defeat President Buhari, in a free and fair election.”


Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.