by Wale Odunsi,
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of two key officials of the Ekiti State Government.
This is contained in a terse statement issued Thursday evening by spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren.
He identified the officials as the Commissioner for Finance and the Accountant General of the state.
Uwujaren said they were picked up by EFCC operatives “following their refusal to honour previous invitations for interrogation in relation to pending investigation on the misuse of bail out funds by the Gov. Ayodele Fayose administration”.
The development occurred as Governor Ayo Fayose declared his intention to run for president in 2019.
Fayose said he will contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose assured that he will run a purposeful government that will cater for all Nigerians irrespective of religion or tribe.
He lamented the state of Nigeria and urged the party to support him become the country’s next leader.
He said in speech: “Our economy will be revived and returned to the path of progress that it was before we had the misfortune of having these clueless people in power.
“We will ensure diversification of the economy through agriculture, adequate supply of power and massive industrialization, thereby creating employment for our youths. We can do it, and we will do it.
“With me as your President, you can be rest assured of a government that will be responsive to your needs.
“You are guaranteed a federal government that will relate with all Nigerians not on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political affiliations and the percentage of votes but on equity and justice as citizens of one nation, one people, and one destiny.
“My party leaders, I present myself to you as the needed vehicle for our party to move back to the presidency. I am doing so because I am confident that with God and all of you behind me, we can do it, and we will do it.”