Governor Ayodele Fayose has come into the cross-hairs of the Ekiti State chapter of the APC who have declared his current administration as empty.
In a statement released by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun yesterday August 23rd, the APC explained that asides conducting road shows and buying pepper and tomatoes in open markets to pose as a friend of the poor, Fayose has not achieved anything or concluded any project to his credit since assuming office 10 months.
“Fayose claimed that Ekiti owed N86 billion, when in reality the debt restructuring as released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) and published in Thisday of Friday, August 21, 2015, confirmed Ekiti debt as N18. 8 billion after conversion to long-term bond.
“This has shown that Fayose is a pathological and serial liar. Ekiti people should now ask Fayose where he got the N86b figure he has been bandying around that does not allow him implement development projects, including payments of gratuities and pensions for several months while also refusing to pay last year September salaries and five months salaries to traditional rulers after collecting allocations for the payments,” the statement read.
The party challenged Fayose to probe the former governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, who according to the statement has made himself available in the last 10 months if he is sure of his allegations.
“Government is a continuum. Fayemi met billions of naira debts on assumption of office, but this did not deter him from executing many projects, including life-lifting and empowerment projects as well as enduring physical infrastructure, such as renovation of schools and hospitals, new Government House, the pavilion, the civic centre incorporating e-library, women development centre, conference centre and museum, construction of modern markets across the state amongst others. This also did not stop him from increasing workers salaries three times, a feat which Fayose never matched not even once.”