The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to a letter by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asking the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), to place him on the watch list and prevent him from travelling out of the country.

The anti-graft agency in a letter signed by its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, to the comptroller-general of customs urged the Service to keep eyes on Mr Fayose and ensure he does not sneak out of the country.

Fayose who enjoys immunity from prosecution as a governor is set to appear before the EFCC on October 16 over allegation of money laundering, conspiracy, abuse of office, among others.

However, in a swift reaction, governor Fayose said ‘putting him on the watchlist was not only political but petty. He maintained that he would remain with PDP no matter the action taken against him.

He tweeted, “@officialEFCC, should note that when a woman is being brought to you as a wife, you don’t have to peep through the window to see her. As I said in my letter, Insah Allah, I will be in your office on October 16, a day after the expiration of my tenure.


“@officialEFCC Putting my name on watchlist after receiving notification of my coming is not only political but petty. I’m not among those who are afraid to face tomorrow. Nobody is God

“They should expect me on October 16 by 1pm.

“Whatever they do, I will remain in PDP not minding their intimidation.”