The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused the state governor, Ayodele Fayose of converting projects executed by his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as his own achievements to mark his first 100 days in office.
The opposition party described the first 100 days of Fayose’s administration as “a celebration of fortunes reversal” for the state, saying all the gains achieved under former Governors Segun Oni and Fayemi had been eroded by Fayose’s government of “deceit founded on impunity and violence”.
The party’s position was contained in a statement issued by its state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun.
According to the party, while both Oni and Fayemi raised the bar in modern governance founded on rule of law and due process, Fayose had no respect for the rule of law, due process and civil approach in government and the governed relations.
Accusing Fayose of falsehood in claiming Fayemi’s administration’s projects as his projects within 100 days, Olatubosun added that “19 of the presidential campaign buses allocated to Ekiti State were donated to the police few days ago for security duties as part of Fayose’s achievements”.
“The asphalt overlay at Fayose Market he commissioned is an MDG project already paid for by the Fayemi administration. The asphalt plant he commissioned was bought and paid for by Fayemi’s administration. Fayose only received the equipment when they were shipped into Nigeria.
“The Mathew Street road is the joke of the century as Fayose only fixed the culvert and graded some portions of the road which he now commissioned as a project. This is nothing short of taking Ekiti people for a ride. It is chicanery of the highest form.
“Now that it has been established that Fayose did nothing in his first 100 days in office, we wish to say that so far, Fayose has set back the hand of clock of progress in Ekiti State through cloudy management of public funds and violence on the good people of Ekiti State, including taking from the poor to expand the coast of his mindless acquisition of wealth.
“Credible evidence shows that the governor is acquiring landed properties in choice areas of the state. A plot of land opposite Fayose market has just been acquired by the governor. How can Fayose take another man’s projects as his projects?
“What is he doing with Ekiti money running into billions? Why is he holding such large sums of money and yet he can’t pay salaries? Are all these what Fayose promised during his campaign”, Olatubosun queried.
The APC spokesman noted that while Fayose was deceiving Ekiti people with fake projects within 100 days, his predecessor had concrete projects he executed to the applause of Ekiti people during his 100 days in office.
Meanwhile, a former military Governor of the old Western State, Major General Adeyinka Adebayo (retd.), has lauded Fayose over the giant stride he has recorded within the short time he assumed office.
According to a statement by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the former military governor, who is also the father of first executive governor of the state, Niyi Adebayo, while receiving Governor Fayose in his Iyin-Ekiti home on Wednesday, said the governor had done well from what he had heard people say about him.