Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to face criminal trial after leaving office-EFCC

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EFCC says Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose will face criminal trial after leaving office.

Fayose, a vocal critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to leave office in October after handing over to the governor-elect of the state, Kayode Fayemi.

Fayemi on Sunday defeated Fayose’s preferred governorship candidate and current deputy governor, Olusola Eleka.

Both Fayose and Eleka, as well as their party, PDP, have said they will challenge the results of the election in court.

Hours after Fayemi was announced winner of the election, the EFCC posted a tweet on its official Twitter handle that it would resurrect a poultry scandal involving the governor.

The agency later deleted the tweet which was condemned by many Nigerians including the governor’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka.

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