The Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it has been vindicated over its earlier warning that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s announcement of an appointment committee was a ruse to draw support for his candidates in the just concluded general elections.
The governor had established the panel to appoint eligible Ekiti people to vacant positions in the civil service and political appointments.
The state Publicity Secretary of APC, Taiwo Olatubosun, in a statement on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, said that the last-minute cancellation of the inauguration of the panel for the second time was a manifestation of deceit upon which the plan was founded from the outset.
But reacting to the allegation, Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, advised the opposition party to mind its business, describing the APC in the state as a busybody.
According to him, the inauguration was cancelled because the governor was not unavoidably absent.
Olatubosun said, “We warned Ekiti people the day he made the announcement that it was a ploy to deceive Ekiti people to draw them to the polls for votes and that after the election, nobody would hear anything about any appointment and recruitment again.
“We also hinted that Fayose would announce mainly the sidelined members of PDP into the committee to give them a false sense of belonging. And true to our prediction, the governor announced aggrieved members of PDP, who he had virtually chased away from the party, into the committee.
“To ensure strict compliance with the deceit and fraud on the people as planned, he changed the inauguration of the panel to Tuesday, April 21, yet we warned Ekiti people not to be deceived, saying Fayose was playing on their intelligence”.