Follow Buhari’s Footsteps; Declare Your Assets, APC Tells Fayose


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose to declare his assets.

Publicity Secretary of the opposition party, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement said that the call became imperative against the background of earlier calls for the governor to declare his assets, failure of which had fueled speculations that state resources were allegedly being channeled towards private enterprises outside the state by the governor.

“The governor must seize the opportunity of declaring his assets to douse speculations of his alleged funneling of the state resources to his private enterprises abroad,” Olatunbosun said.

“It is curious that he has not abused President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after they declared their assets. Fayose’s loud silence on the President in this case is curious because the governor has never seen anything good in whatever the President does,” Olatunbosun said.

Speaking further, he expressed his party’s concern about allegations of diversion of public funds by the governor. “We are worried by the unconfirmed reports of primitive acquisitions by the governor who allegedly own properties in Ghana, Dubai, South Africa, Abuja, Ibadan and Banana Islands and Magodo in Lagos which were believed to have been  acquired in the last nine months after he assumed office,” Olatunbosun said.

“Our party is aware that Fayose had no visible means of income prior to October 16, 2014 when he became governor and the properties he owned in Ibadan and Lagos are subjects of litigation by the EFCC, which is probing the governor for misappropriation and diversion of N1.3b poultry project cash to personal use in 2005.”

The APC scribe said Fayose’s frequent trips to Dubai and South Africa “whenever he receives Ekiti State’s allocations from Abuja”, lays credence to the allegations against him.

“Fayose is alleged to be building a state-of-the-art hotel in Dubai after he became Ekiti governor and after he is also reported to have paid a whopping N722 million to himself as “arrears of his allowances” as governor during his first term on the strength of the Supreme Court judgment which nullified his impeachment.

“Curiously too, Fayose has kept mute on various sums of money he has received on behalf of the state government, such as the N22 billion refund on Federal roads, N2billion ecological fund, N2billion micro credit fund, which he has diverted, N2.1 billion bail out NLNG fund, N9.6 billion bail out cash, N8.5 billion windfall received in June and an average of N3billion regular federal allocations he has been receiving since October 2014 till date.”

The APC spokesman said Ekiti people would be interested in the governor’s public declaration of his assets.

“It would be recalled that in his former declaration of assets in 2003, the governor allegedly swore to an oath declaring two barren lands in a thick forest as two completed mansions in Ibadan, the properties the EFCC later confirmed as properties built with the alleged proceeds of the fraudulent poultry project four years after he became the governor,” Olatunbosun explained.

Further airing the APC’s concerns, the publicity secretary said: “The recent appointment by Fayose of a 72 year old illiterate as a council boss and many others of his yes-men in other Council areas has fuelled our suspicion that he has successfully converted the resources of Local governments to his personal use without being accountable to anyone. It has thus become a matter of necessity for Mr. Fayose to declare his assets.”

The APC urged the governor to follow President Buhari’s footstep, failing which the party might be forced to take legal action to compel him to declare his assets.

“We will stop at nothing to make sure that Fayose declares his assets openly so that we could remind him if he leaves any of his assets undeclared,” Olatunbosun said.


  1. These loudmouth governors self.
    After chopping the money put under their care, they withhold Buhari’s relief fund and fail to disburse it for the required purpose of payment of arrears of workers salaries, pension and gratuities, thereby multiplying the sufferings of the workers and the people, while they smile to their rougish banks to collect interest on the delayed funds.
    Buhari and Osinbajo – governors don turn your people to sufferhead o! Original sufferhead………………..
    This is the time of Buhari and Osinbajo Nigerian people to jefferhead ooo….
    Sufferhead MUST gooooooo……
    Jefferhead must come………!
    Buhari and Osinbajo rescue the people from their tormentors……