Fayose insults Okondo with appointment

By Post Nigeria July 4, 2015 16:19

Fayose insults Okondo with appointment

Dayo Okondo, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, has rejected his appointment by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as a member of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti.

According to news reports, the rejection came shortly after the Governor announced the list of the appointees on Friday.

Okondo who spoke to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, said he was not contacted before his name was announced adding that the appointment was an insult to his personality and thus does not befits his status as a former member of the PDP Board of Trustees, BoT.

The PDP chieftain who had been bedridden disclosed that he had not been visited by Fayose, adding that the Governor had not assisted him with his failing health.

He said he and his family were abandoned to their fate by the PDP, especially when his son who served as a bodyguard to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, needed medical treatment abroad.

He lamented that the situation was so bad that he had to approach former Governor Kayode Fayemi for assistance, noting that the former Governor sponsored his son’s medical trip to India.

Okondo statement reads: “Making me a board member falls short of what he should do and if I have to take care of myself very well and take care of my health, I don’t know of what use the membership of the College Board would do for me.

    “I can’t see how somebody who had served as a PDP Board of Trustees member will now be appointed a College Board member.

    “I was shocked by the appointment with my status and level of work that I did,” he said.

The statement further lamented;“I brought the party to the state and I brought Fayose into the party.

    “I supported him wholeheartedly when others refused to support him and I ensured that he won the primaries and the election (in 2003).”

Meanwhile earlier on Wednesday Fayose while addressing newly appointed Commissioners said whoever was not pleased with his appointment could reject it, and that the slot would be assigned to another person.