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Ex-Ekiti governor accused of paying ghost workers

22 June 2015, 06:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Ekiti State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused former governor, Kayode Fayemi, of diverting over N4 billion entitlements of workers to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jackson Adebayo, State Publicity Secretary of the party in Ado-Ekiti, made the accusation.

The party said the fraud was discovered during the recent workers’verification exercise in the state.

Adebayo said the exercise also revealed that ghost workers detected during the exercise were among the methods used to perpetrate the fraud.

Adebayo added that some of the civil servants who allegedly collaborated with the APC in the shady deal, and who claimed that they were short-changed, had exposed the deal.

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“The money involved in the fraud was withdrawn from the salary accounts of civil servants and moved to the APC Secretariat for sharing from time to time in the four years that the APC government led by Fayemi lasted in Ekiti State,” Adebayo said .

The PDP spokesman said the missing consisted of deductions from workers salaries for the months of April, May, June July and August, 2014 ,was also traced to the APC Secretariat, as information had it that it was packaged for the running of the party after Fayemi lost his re-election bid in June 2014.

“We have it on good authority that the missing deductions from civil servants’ salaries for five months were gathered together immediately it dawned on the Fayemi-led government that there will not be funds to maintain the party after Fayemi’s exit on October 16, 2014 because the party would not have access to the money from the ghost workers again,” Adebayo said.

Comment could not be obtained from the past governor.

- CAJ News


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