Alleged N1.5b donation: Group wants EFCC to investigate Fayemi

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A group, under the aegis of Ekiti State Labour Veterans, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate ex-governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, over alleged donation of a staggering sum of N1.5 billion to Major-Gen. Mu­hammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation.

The body said it sounded un­imaginable that a governor who failed to pay two months’ salaries of workers and pension arrears, as well as made all requisite de­ductions alleged to have been il­legally deducted from workers’ benefits during his tenure, could make such mouth-watering dona­tion to a campaign outfit.

Its chairman, Comrade Folu Ogunseyin, and

Secretary, Comrade Folu Oni, said in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, that the EFCC should probe the source of the money to confirm whether it was credible or not.

They affirmed that the alleged donation was not in the interest of the state, but the parochial in­terest of Fayemi.

“We hereby call on the well-meaning indigenes of the state to condemn the so called donation. We equally call on the anti-graft agencies – the Independent Cor­rupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the EFCC – to investigate the source of this huge amount donated by Fayemi, and if found culpable, he should be dealt with according to the law.

“We are of the opinion that if drastic action could be taken against the former governor, it would serve as deterrent to other callous and anti-workers leaders.”

The group also said that such amount should have been spent to empower thousands of jobless youths, who were roaming the streets of Ado Ekiti and other towns and constituting a threat to the polity, having become willing tools in the hands of the politi­cians.

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