Governor Ayodele Fayose has been accused by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State of allegedly spending the state’s money to settle his legal wrangle with EFCC. INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 5 interesting things to note from the statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun.
1.He said that the APC gathered from a reliable source that a warrant for the payment of N22 million being the cost of chartered aircraft that flew Ozekhome twice from Lagos to Akure was issued and the money released almost immediately by the office of the Accountant General.
2.He noted that the N22 million is outside of the legal fee, which has been reportedly paid to Ozekhome by the state government, to pursue a personal matter for the governor whose private account was frozen.
3.The APC stated that Fayose is fond of using state funds for his personal affairs as it is the case with his latest matter with the EFCC, the same way he has been spending state’s money on adverts in several newspapers to abuse President Muhammadu Buhari.
4.Olatunbosun said that Fayose has taken corrupt practices in government to a ridiculous height by renting out his personal house in Abuja to the State Government to be used as Abuja Government House for eight years at N50 million per annum, even though Ekiti State Government has a befitting guest house and hotel called the NANET SUITES in the Federal capital.
5.Lastly, the party said that Fayose and his counsel should be reminded that it is a financial crime to use state funds for personal matters and we wish to invite the EFCC to quiz the state Accountant General and the Cabinet Office over this abuse of office and flagrant violation of financial regulations