Ekiti State Government has said that the State Governor. Mr Ayodele
Fayose was not borrowing money to execute capital projects, adding
that the governor will continue to be transparent in his handling of
the State finances.
Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, who reacted to the All Progressives Congress
(APC) claim that the governor borrowed N10 billion to construct
Flyover Bridge in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, said “Governor
Fayose’s government is not profligate like APC government of Fayemi
that took loans to plant flowers that were not seen, construct
uncompleted state pavilion and civic centre and build governor’s lodge
for the benefit of Fayemi and his wife.”
He said the Governor will continue to hold the welfare of workers
sacrosanct by taking payment of salaries as his priority, adding that;
“The challenges being faced by the government in paying workers salary
was as a result of the way and manners the APC government of Fayemi
mortgaged the State to irrelevant loans.
“Today, over N900 million is being deducted from Ekiti State
allocation monthly and this is because of the loans the APC government
took to execute white elephant projects.
“Perhaps, because of the way they used irrelevant capital projects to
steal Ekiti State blind, they still carry on with the belief that
other people must also be like them.”
On the desirability of the projects, Olayinka said; “To the APC
elements in Ekiti State, no project is desirable provided their party
is not in power. Before Fayemi became governor, he condemned the Ekiti
Airport project the PDP government of Engr Segun Oni started it, but
in 2013, the same Fayemi blamed the PDP government of Dr Goodluck
Jonathan for stalling the Airport project.
“Also, when the magnificent edifice built in honour of Fayemi’s
deputy, Late Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka was being constructed, these same
APC loudmouths said Governor Fayose was desecrating the woman’s tomb
just the same way they said Segun Oni was desecrating Fajuyi’s tomb
when he was building the Fajuyi Park.
“We are therefore not bothered by their ogogoro induced criticism
because we know as a fact that since Fayemi, their leader wasted his
opportunity to write his name in the hearts of Ekiti people, they want
other people to waste theirs too.”