There are strong rumours that the EFCC could be baying for head of Olusola Oke who is one of the top contenders of the forthcoming Ondo governorship election.
The Alliance for Democracy, AD, Governorship Candidate, Olusola Oke, yesterday cried out over plans by some cabals within the Presidency to stop him from contesting the coming election.
Mentioning the names of three serving governors and two ministers, Oke pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to save him ‘’from a cabal within his government’’ that is bent on stopping him, Vanguard reports.
Addressing newsmen in Akure the Director General of the Oke campaign Organisation, Mr Bola Ilori, said: “Their best joker, which has been lent credence to by the popular boasts in town in the past few days… is the ploy to instigate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to invite and possibly detain Chief Oke days before the election over phantom allegations.
“Chief Olusola Oke has been severally investigated and cleared by the anti-graft agency of any financial impropriety, but of recent, they have been putting a lot of pressure on the Commission to harass him with a view to make him look as if he is guilty, a development which is far from the truth.”
Wondering why the onslaught against Oke was renewed now that the election is two weeks away, Ilori said: “The allegations against him are mere tissues of lies that had been found to be so by the proper authorities…This plot to stop Chief Oke from contesting the election is simply to clear the way for their protégé, Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is also vying for the Ondo State governorship position…
“We want to by this medium, crying our to President Muhammadu Buhari to save Nigeria democracy from a cabal within his government hell bent on stopping our candidate from contesting the election by resorting to to under hand methods. Nigerian is gradually sliding towards a fascist state in the hands of this unscrupulous cabal.’’