Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has explained his presence in court on Monday during the commencement of the court trial of Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, for alleged corruption as filed by the EFCC.
While speaking to journalists, Fani-Kayode, said
“I’m a lover of justice and I know it is important that people summon courage just Iike Fayose and to know that loyalty is a virtue. I’m loyal to my friends and country, and Fayose is one because he stood by me in time of trouble and I will in his troubled time. I believe it is important to learn a lesson from this.”
On the unveiling of Musiliu Obanikoro, who used to be the in PDP with Fayose, as one of the 17 witnesses to testify against the Governor, Fani-Kayode said: “I believe it is important to learn lesson from this, that friends sometimes are not real friends.
“Friends that will stand by you in terms of trouble are the real one and I’m a friend to Fayose… to show solidarity with him and to let him understand that he is not alone because I really know what he is passing through.”
He accused APC of witch-hunting the opposition, saying: “Every PDP leader has been subjected to some prosecution or the other. They prosecute the enemies and protect their friends and therefore it is important to be with Fayose because our only hope lies in God and the justice of the system.