Ado Ekiti - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has faulted Governor Ayo Fayose’s claims on the projects recently inaugurated and the wage bill of the state.
The party while responding to statements made by Fayose during his monthly media chat, Meet Your Governor, held Monday night insisted that the governor’s claim of N2.6 billion monthly wage bill is a ploy to deceive the people.
In a statement on Tuesday by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the APC also berated the governor over insistence to poison Ekiti waters to kill herdsmen cows if they reared their cattle in Ekiti State.
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The APC insisted that there is no truth in the governor’s claims during the media chat on the projects he commissioned, including claims on non-receipt of refunds on federal roads and debts owed by former Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Olatunbosun said: “Contrary to Fayose’s claim in his media chat that he built Funmilayo Olayinka Women Centre, the truth is that Ekiti State Government did not spend one kobo on that project, as it is a TETFUND’s project planned for Ekiti State University campus, but which Fayose forced its relocation to Ado-Ekiti town to achieve the purpose of deceiving the people.
“The same is Ikere road dualisation project, which was financed by a bank as its social responsibility project for the community’s development, but which Fayose is claiming credit for.”
Fayose has a leaner cabinet compared with Fayemi’s and has also reduced all the empowerment schemes run by the immediate past administration hence the wage bill can’t be the same.
He added: “Fayemi paid N13b out of N25b he borrowed before leaving office. The Federal Government has rescheduled debts payments among the indebted states to ease their debts burdens, making Ekiti State to now pay less than the N480m debt repayment that Fayemi was making monthly, but which Fayose has been deceiving Ekiti people that he pays N1.5b as debt monthly.
- News 24