Fayose Under Heavy Attack

By Ikenga Chronicles October 1, 2017

Fayose Under Heavy Attack

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose for using the state bailout fund to oil the wheels of his presidential ambition.

In a statement in Ado-Ekiti by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party accused Fayose of “being blind to the sufferings of workers while pursuing self-promoting presidential ambition”.

He slammed the governor for declaring ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election while owing state workers salaries and allowances for several months.

The party said the governor’s action is a height of insensitivity to the people’s plights and “irresponsible conduct to behave as if Ekiti State treasury is a personal estate for private comfort”.

“It is the height of wickedness for Fayose to always call teachers to meetings like he did this week to brainwash them on the state’s poor finances and later give them N1,500 pittance for transport until the next brainwashing session with these teachers in empty stomachs while he enjoys full life misapplying state’s money for his fancies.

“This is more condemnable against the backdrop of facts available to Ekiti people that Fayose has been awarding contracts at over-bloated costs to his friends outside Ekiti State contrary to his promise to patronise indigenous contractors during his campaigns,” Olatunbosun said.

He contended that the money the state had collected so far since the governor’s assumption of office ”is enough to make the people happy if he had applied for the money honestly and transparently, saying his Thursday presidential declaration was to distract the people from alleged funds mismanagement in pursuit of a selfish ambition

“The presidential declaration is a distraction to keep Ekiti busy from keeping attention to his illegality in the application of Ekiti money for selfish purposes and a ploy to embark on whipping up sentiments to escape justice in his misapplication of Ekiti money.”