A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted a comment made the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, welcoming Rochas Okorocha to ‘EFCC Alumni‘ in reaction to the purported arrest of the former Imo state Governor by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Naija News recalls that a report emerged earlier today alleging that Okorcha had been arrested by the anti-graft agency.
However, when contacted, the spokesperson of the Commission, Tony Orilade, described the report as “fake news.”
Orilade said, ”Such report that Okorocha and wife have been arrested is fake news, disregard it.”
Reacting to the news of Okorocha’s purported arrest in a tweet, Fayose said: “Just reading that Okorocha was arrested by EFCC. True or not, we knew this day will come. However, I welcome him to the EFCC Alumni & enjoin the commission not to look away from Amosun too.
“While I encourage them to surrender themselves as I did, I welcome Mr Okorocha to the club,” Fayose tweeted.
Just reading that Okorocha was arrested by EFCC. True or not, we knew this day will come.
However, I welcome him to the EFCC Alumni & enjoin the commission not to look away from Amosun too.
While I encourage them to surrender themselves as I did,I welcome Mr Okorocha to the club.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) May 30, 2019
Moments after the tweet, Nigerians started reacting to Fayose’s ‘EFCC Alumni’ comment.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
The way Fayose welcomed Okorocha to EFCC Alumni is very funny aswear
— Sultan of UYO (@Anndelegend) May 30, 2019
Fayose said Okorocha is welcome as a member of the EFCC Alumni . Petty af
— ALHAJI TeaJAY #cfc# (@teejaybaba) May 30, 2019
Are u celebrating his invitation bcoz of his affiliation with APC or bcoz its a good thing that he has a case to answer, this ur tweet is needless, celebrate good governance and development irrespective of who is in charge, u are role model to some people Mr. EFCC Alumni
— Aminuddeen Yahya Esq (@EsqYahya) May 30, 2019
The welcome him to the Efcc Alumni got me. pic.twitter.com/EEcLzDQXZs
— Dumebi (@Ed_Donsmith) May 30, 2019
EFCC Alumni of life https://t.co/iirEmkyJg9
— Kemoshiloh Shiloh (@kemoshiloh) May 30, 2019
Awon EFCC Alumni https://t.co/ofrIT8NaOm
— Okeowo Samuel (@sirokeowo) May 30, 2019
EFCC Alumni??? Hahahahahaha these guys are pettier than Trump https://t.co/onKW6F8ABa
— Documentary Guy Foxan (@KingFoxan) May 30, 2019
, e say EFCC Alumni https://t.co/Bm39Oajl7C
— Young Denzel (@theycallmegin) May 30, 2019
Liked by naira Marley, zlatan and 50,000 others
— Zainab Motunrayo Aileru (@Zayinab_) May 30, 2019
Peter the rock, EFCC alumni himself. https://t.co/iGt13LqYZL
— O'kay (@kudos854) May 30, 2019
Efcc alumni https://t.co/k4ANFFkIvO
— Architect (@ZieDoh) May 30, 2019
This baba said "EFCC Alumni" like it's a club I guess Naira Marley is now a member too. He can be the official musician while Rochas is the statue consultant https://t.co/q4ZXQWeRF3
— Yitkyim (@Yitkyim) May 30, 2019
Admin ex Govenrors EFCC Alumni WhatsApp Group has spoken. https://t.co/nxsGNGV21a
— Abu Rayyan (@Abdulrahmanleme) May 30, 2019
Fayose said EFCC Alumni
— Boluday (@boluday_) May 30, 2019
Ayo Fayose welcoming Rochas to EFCC alumni is one of the funniest things today pic.twitter.com/ZUgohJkxAP
— Yeye Boyy (@yeye_boyy) May 30, 2019
— Valentine (@Donteflonwaxy1) May 30, 2019
Lol…. EFCC Alumni? https://t.co/LZRiTpVLkF
— Yemi Adekalu (@GoodYemi) May 30, 2019
EFCC Alumni…..EFCC Graduate….
Anyway EFCC has refuted claims of his arrest https://t.co/NZb0m2VCV5
— David Oluwasegun (@davidyusuf7) May 30, 2019