Wife of the president Mrs Aisha Buhari has called the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose a “mad dog”.
Fayose had alleged that Mrs Buhari was indicted in the Halliburton Scandal. “When that American, Jefferson, was being sentenced, the President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson. Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialize the judgment for people to see and read,” Fayose had said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Idowu Adelusi.
The governor was reacting to the freezing of his account by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which he described as unconstitutional as he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor.
Angered by Fayose’s claim which presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had dismissed as false, Mrs Buhari took to twitter to express her displeasure.
She tweeted: “Enough is Enough Fayose. A mad dog that isn’t chained. I refuse to keep quiet.”
In another tweet, Hajia Buhari said: “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. FAYOSE IS AN UNCHAINED MAD DOG. If Buhari is 73 years old, I Aisha am 45 years old, I have more than enough energy to face you.”
However, following several reactions to the tweets, they were pulled down.
It will be recalled that The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) had on Monday frozen the personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and many of his associates.
The governor’s personal account in Zenith Bank, Ekiti branch, was allegedly frozen on the order of the anti-graft agency , according to a source in the bank.
Fayose, who had earlier issued a counter-cheque to make withdrawal and was rejected by the bank, visited the bank located at Onigari , GRA in Ado Ekiti, describing the action as criminal and illegal.
Citing Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, Fayose said he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor , urging the federal government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.
“I got wind of the fact that the EFCC had placed restriction order on my personal account and that of my associates . I came here today and I have been able to see it. This action shows that this government has no respect for the constitution because I enjoy immunity under Section 308.”