Ekiti - The Chairman of PDP in Ekiti, Mr Makanjuola Ogundipe on Monday described the 20 months of Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s administration as a failure and maladministration.
Ogundipe made this known in Ado-Ekiti while addressing newsmen.
``It is now clear that Gov. Fayemi is rated above his intellectualism.’’
The PDP chairman emphasised that ACN had performed woefully in the last 20 months as it was not prepared for governance in the state.
He alleged that Fayemi had squandered about N200 billion he had so far received from the federation account and from the internally generated revenue without doing any tangible project in the state.
Ogundipe stressed that Fayemi had thrown the state into debt that could not be paid back in the next 15 years.
``This is a governor who promised Ekiti people of butter and bread but what we have now on the table of an average Ekiti man has been sand and gravel.
``I wish to state here that Gov. Fayemi has bastardised all the sectors in Ekiti, especially education which is the only industry we have.
Ogundipe called on Ekiti people to eject Fayemi and his party, ACN from government house because ``they are mere tenants there’’.
The PDP chairman promised the people of better days ahead when PDP would take over the leadership of the state in 2014.
Ogundipe said, ``Ekiti roads are in bad shape, no pipe borne water in houses, lack of drugs and equipment in our hospitals, victimisation of teachers and lack of tolerance to the oppositions.’’
Reacting to these allegations, the Commissioner for Information, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, said that the PDP had no legacy in Ekiti other than maiming and killing of innocent citizens.
He said that the hobbies of PDP were reckless spending and misapplication of public funds, it lacked moral justification to condemn a performing government under the ACN.
Afuye said that Fayemi had successfully empowered and palliated the sufferings of the youths and the elderly through the introduction of the youth volunteer corps, Ekiti Traffic Management Agency and Social Security Scheme.
The commissioner, who condemned the PDP for its ``misdirected criticisms’’, pointed out that all the abandoned road projects left behind by the PDP regimes, had been reconstructed and completed.
``The present administration is holding the mandate of the people, unlike the preceding PDP regimes that came into power through the barrel of gun.
``So, we cannot engage in any unwholesome practice that can bring the state into disrepute.
``In the past, especially during the PDP years of holocaust in Ekiti , an average Ekiti man was being seen as a brigand.
``But today, the story has changed. Fayemi has successfully brought dignity to governance, any Ekiti man can now walk with his head tall anywhere in the country,” he said.