The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of mismanaging the bailout funds received from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The party asked Governor Fayose to give account of how the bailout funds had been spent.
But the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) responded by accusing the APC of running what it called a “wasteful government” while it was in power in the state.
The PDP said the “Fayose’s numerous achievements had brought the opposition to its knees”.
In a statement yesterday by its spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the opposition APC accused Fayose of refusing to pay last year’s September salary and leave bonus.
He said: “He has also refused to pay September, half October salary, severance and furniture allowances to former political office holders, who were captured in the bailout fund protocol.
“The salaries paid into primary school teachers’ accounts were reversed 30 minutes after they received bank alerts”.
The Ekiti APC spokesman warned the governor against the alleged plan to divert the bailout cash, saying workers in the state would not accept any excuse for any further delay in the payment of their entitlements.
“We have it on good authority that the governor is planning to divert the bailout and we warn that the era of impunity and bare-face fraud is over.
“We call on anti-graft agencies to help appeal to the governor to pay workers, pensioners and former political appointees their entitlements and these agencies should monitor the disbursement of the bailout cash to ensure it is spent as approved by the Federal Government”, Olatunbosun said.
The PDP spokesman, Jackson Adebayo in a statement, berated the APC leadership for its seemingly antagonism.
“One would have expected a congratulatory message from a genuine and quintessential opposition on visible achievements of the PDP government in Ekiti State and an offer of challenge on other things that are yet to be done”, he said.