by Segun Odeleye
Since Ayo Fayose took over as governor of Ekiti state, he has spent considerable time criticising his predecessor and exposing several actions of the past government which he considered as corrupt, wasteful or frivolous.
The former governor, Kayode Fayemi, has now responded to Fayose, advising the governor to stop his “cheap blackmil and comical acts” or go head and probe all government transactions between October 2010 and October 2014.
Fayemi, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Yinka Oyebose, said it was high time the new government got its acts together, have a clear understanding of the state’s finances as well as financial regulatory matters and stop juggling figures in a clear exhibition of unpardonable ignorance.
“Ekiti citizens deserve to know what the administration did with state fund during the tenure of the immediate past administration and we are prepared to appear at a probe panel (if and when it is set up) within 24 hours of notice.
“Instituting a probe into the financial transactions of the administration, we believe, is a better option for the current administration of Mr. Fayose, instead of its recourse to falsehood, cheap blackmail and propaganda as an excuse for its ineptitude and lack of direction.
“We make bold to say that the administration of Dr. Fayemi took all its decisions in the best interest of the people of the state and followed the due process of law as well as financial regulations in all its dealings.
“It is sad to note that three weeks on the saddle, the Fayose-led administration is yet to chart a direction for the state or come up with a blueprint for its programmes.
“All that the administration does daily is to invent fresh excuses for its ineptitude. Governor Fayose had in the last three weeks put the state’s debt profile at six different figures. From N89 billion to N57 billion, to N91 billion, N69 billion, N82 billion and lately N86 billion.
“More pathetic is that even mundane issues such as the treasury activities of the office of the Accountant General is now being arrogated by an idle government as the main focus of a probe.
“Our advice: Stop chasing shadows, be matured and concentrate on the onerous task of governance. Institute the probe now!”