Fayose also accused workers in government’s payroll of complicity in corruption, saying “no politicians can steal public funds without the connivance of career civil servants.”
The governor made the pronouncement while addressing the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliate unions during their anti-corruption rally held in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The unions’ rally tagged: “Campaign for Good Governance,” which started at the NLC secretariat at Egbewa was taken to the State Secretariat and House of Assembly before it terminated at the Governor’s Office.
Fayose, who described the rally as a “mere jamboree” told the labour leaders, majority of whom are civil servants, to purge themselves of corruption before accusing politicians of graft.
Accusing EFCC of corruption, Fayose explained that he sued the anti-graft agency in 2009 for allegedly harassing his wife, Feyisetan, and the court awarded N10 million damages in his favour which the commission has refused to pay till date.
Fayose said: “The commission has been evading the payment of N10 million it ought to pay to me over Appeal Court judgment when I sued EFCC for harassing my wife. Is that not corruption?”
He also described the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari as “mere propaganda,” urging the Nigerian leader to start the fight against corruption with his party chieftains.