The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, for daring to conceive a presidential ambition when he has not been able to successfully manage a small state like Ekiti.
The APC’s grouse with Fayose, according to its Ekiti Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, can be summarised into two:
- “Irresponsible conduct” – for allegedly using the state’s meagre resources to fund his personal and selfish ambition; owing workers and being “blind” to their sufferings while “pursuing a self-promoting presidential ambition.”
- “Diversion tactics” – for allegedly using his declaration to distract people from focusing on the misappropriations going on under his watch.
From the APC’s statement:
“We urge the EFCC to be meticulous in their investigations into how the governor misapplied bailout of N20b, CBN’s N2b loan for small-scale enterprises, N10b loan for projects, N2.8b UBEC/Subeb counterpart fund (which was not matched by the state Govt), Monthly allocation from the Federation Account to Local govt council and Paris Club cash that he has diverted to his ill-motivated projects for selfish motives, while Ekiti people go to bed in empty stomachs.“