Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance and the Accountant General.
The anti-graft agency swoop on the state capital, Ado-Ekiti on Thursday.
The development occurred with an hour after Governor Ayo Fayose declared his intention to run for president in 2019.
Fayose said he will contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose assured that he will run a purposeful government that will cater for all Nigerians irrespective of religion or tribe.
He lamented the state of Nigeria and urged the party to support him become the country’s next leader.
He said in a speech: “Our economy will be revived and returned to the path of progress that it was before we had the misfortune of having these clueless people in power.
“We will ensure diversification of the economy through agriculture, adequate supply of power and massive industrialization, thereby creating employment for our youths. We can do it, and we will do it.
“With me as your President, you can be rest assured of a government that will be responsive to your needs.
“You are guaranteed a federal government that will relate with all Nigerians not on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political affiliations and the percentage of votes but on equity and justice as citizens of one nation, one people, and one destiny.
“My party leaders, I present myself to you as the needed vehicle for our party to move back to the presidency. I am doing so because I am confident that with God and all of you behind me, we can do it, and we will do it.”