Ado Ekiti - The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has blamed Gov Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for the death seven students who lost their lives in an auto crash last weekend at the main gate of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
The party said it regretted that the students lost their lives to circumstances that could have been avoided if the government had been responsive and committed to service to the people.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said it sympathised with the bereaved families of the dead students.
The statement reads: These students should have been busy preparing for or writing their examinations if the state government had not created a crisis situation by refusing to pay subventions to the university since January, leading to a strike action by the academic and non-academic staff that rendered the students unengaged for the exuberance that led to that unfortunate incident.”
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Government’s subvention to the university is not up to the cost of one of the six mansions that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had traced to Governor Ayodele Fayose as proceeds of alleged fraud.
“We have heard about alleged mindless looting of the treasury all geared towards private comfort through abandoned airport project and over-priced and needless flyover project while transparent service to the people has been put in abeyance.
“Those students don’t deserve that sad end if a thought had been spared to see being in government as a service to the people.
“Unfortunately in Ekiti State under Fayose, government is seen as a private business for a maximum profit of an individual while service to the people has no place in the government’s development agenda.”
- News 24