Former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni has challenged the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to constitute an independent probe panel, to probe the finances of Ekiti State from May 29, 2007 to date.
Oni said that the panel should comprise of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Institute of Chattered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), and the Transparency International (TI).
A release by Oni's media aide, Lere Olayinka, in Ado-Ekiti today made available to our man Tade Oludayo maintained that he was not afraid of probe by anyone challenging Governor Fayemi to make good his threat.
Oni who said the finances of government under the present administration must also be probed said an independent probe panel is most preferred
Governor Fayemi had said while addressing Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) supporters in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that "With the conclusion of this case, they should be ready to account for how they stole our money, the contracts they used to siphon our money and all the micro-credit money they stole."
However, reacting to the threat, Olayinka described Governor Fayemi as either confused or intoxicated by high dose of nicotine and the governorship position purchased for him by his Lagos godfather so much that he no longer think of other thing than vendetta.
Oni stated that Fayemi had instituted many probe into his government including those that have produced white being challenged at the courts.
"If not, he would have remembered that there are court cases involving most of those who mentored the beneficiaries of the Micro-Credit Scheme and those cases, which were at the instances of the State Government's probe of the scheme are still pending in the various courts. "Also, this same Fayemi set up a panel to probe contracts awarded by Oni-led government and the panel came up with a white paper, which is being challenged in court."Failure to do this will mean that he is not a true son of his father and we have no apology for saying it."