•Accuses Buhari of persecution
•BY AYODELE ABERE in Ado Ekiti•
The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has strongly condemned the continued detention of immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), warning that no harm must happen to the former governor.
Frank said the alarm is necessary because of the information available to him that the agency has been instructed ‘by the powers that be’ to either poison or render the outspoken politician (Fayose) incapacitated ahead of the 2019 general elections.
In a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja, Frank wondered why somebody who voluntary released himself to the agency should be kept in custody more than 24 hours.
The former APC spokesman said that in as much as he will never support corruption, justice must be done to all and sundry.
Frank revealed that Fayose is being held by the EFCC not because of any corrupt act but because of his outspokenness against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC.
He wondered “why former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal was not detain over allegation of grass-cutting scandal, why EFCC refuse to invite the wife of the President Aisha Buhari over recent allegation involving his ADC, why MTN scandal involving Chief of Staff to the President is not investigated, why NNPC scandal involving the GMD Kanti Baru and why allegation of corruption against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole does not interest the agency, among so many others in the ruling party.
“The truth is that once you are not a member of APC, you are corrupt but once you join the evil party, your sins are forgiven,” he state.
On the plan to render Fayose incapacitated, Frank said: “A Senior staff of the agency last night had to call attention of some opposition leaders to the instruction given to the agency by the presidency to ensure that Fayose does not leave EFCC custody a healthy person.
“Another operative early this morning also informed us that a healthy Fayose who walked into headquarters of EFCC yesterday was seen vomiting this morning. I called on Nigerians to pray for Fayose because the evil plan of APC government against the PDP leader is not known yet.”
Frank, who urged the former governor not to eat or drink anything coming from the operative of EFCC, also called the attention of the international community to what he described as a selective manner in which President Buhari is fighting corruption in Nigeria.