SAD!!! Governor Ayodele Fayose Weeps In Ekiti Government House, As APC Strikes Again, Set To Disgrace The Peoples Governor In Shame

By Post-Nigeria February 1, 2018 08:19

SAD!!! Governor Ayodele Fayose Weeps In Ekiti Government House, As APC Strikes Again, Set To Disgrace The Peoples Governor In Shame

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has joined the ‘blamers club’, by accusing the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of being responsible for this failure to pay salaries.

Fayose accused his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi, who is the current Minister of Mines and Steel Development, of taking his wickedness against the people of Ekiti State too far.

Fayose was reacting to the Federal Government’s refusal to pay the State the N11 billion due to it, as a refund for construction and rehabilitation of Federal roads.

The denial followed a case a former Commissioner for Finance under Fayemi as Governor of the State, Dapo Kolawole, instituted at the Abeokuta Federal High Court, Ogun State, seeking an order to stop the payment of the N11 billion.

Fayose, while speaking on the matter in a statement he signed on Wednesday, said: “It is with heavy heart and deep sense of responsibility that I address you today on the latest display of deep-seated hatred against Ekiti State and its people, by leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, especially the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

“When I said that I will not leave office as a debtor of salary, going by the efforts I have made, I was sure that the over N12 billion owed the State by the Federal Government on construction and rehabilitation of Federal roads, will be paid to Ekiti like other States, this month.

“However, I am shocked that in their usual characteristics of working against every effort to alleviate the sufferings of the people, Dr. Fayemi, through his former Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Kolawole, instituted a case against Ekiti State, at Abeokuta, seeking an order to stop the payment of N11 billion due to Ekiti, as refund for construction and rehabilitation of federal roads.

“One wonders why a case involving Ekiti was instituted in Abeokuta, when we have a Federal High Court here in Ekiti. It is clear that this is an attempt at shopping for a court order to prevent Ekiti people from getting the refund due to the State.

“Sadly, the N11 billion refund that should have been paid to Ekiti State this month, is said to have been stopped by the Federal Government, relying on the court action.

“My question is; must Ekiti people, especially the workers, be made to suffer by their own, just because of desperation for the coming Governorship election? Is it by this inhuman act that these APC people intend to realize their tall dream of taking over Ekiti State by force?”

Speaking further he said: “I consider this as wickedness taken too far against one’s own people. My salary as  Governor is under one million naira, now imagine those workers that will suffer from this wickedness all in the name of opposition politics.

“They believe that when they strangulate this State in terms of finances, they will be able to have an inroad into the State.

“This is even more worrisome when one reflects that it was this same APC Government of Fayemi that plunged the State into huge debt, which led to the irregular payment of salary. On this debt, about N1 billion is being deducted from Ekiti allocation monthly.

“It is equally unfortunate that despite being in charge of the Ministry of Solid Minerals, his office has not benefitted Ekiti regarding the available minerals resources in the State. No single road project has been done in this State since the beginning of the APC Federal Government.

“It is my belief that the well-being of the people should be the utmost concern of all of us, irrespective of our political affiliation. Ekiti people must not be made to suffer, just because anyone has political issues with me.”

 

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