APC to Fayose: explain how you spent N2b ecological fund •I - TopicsExpress


APC to Fayose: explain how you spent N2b ecological fund •I won’t reply deaf people, says governor The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has urged Governor Ayo Fayose to explain how he spent the N2 billion paid into the state’s coffers on December 30 by the Federal Government. The party, in a statement yesterday by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, claimed that N10 billion was released to five states, including Ekiti. The APC said the governor collected the money, including that refunded for federal projects embarked upon by his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Olatunbosun said: “We want to challenge Fayose to tell Ekiti people how he spent the N2billion Ekiti Ecological Fund he collected on December 30, last year. “On that day, N10 billion was released to five states, among which are Bauchi and Ekiti states, which collected N2 billion each. “Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda has told the people the projects to be executed with the money. Instead of our governor to do the same, he jetted off to Dubai for days without any indication that he went there officially on behalf of Ekiti people. “It was later Ekiti people learnt about his lavish lifestyle in the bustling economic hub of the Middle East. “Governor Fayose denied ever collecting refund of the money ex-Governor Fayemi spent on federal projects in the state. “Four days after Fayose made this denial on state television, the Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, said publicly at President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign rally in Ado-Ekiti that the Federal Government had refunded money spent on the federal projects executed by the state, including Ado-Ifaki and Ado-Akure roads.” Olatubosun said the APC later learnt that Adeyeye was scolded for making that public disclosure. “Why are they crucifying Adeyeye for saying the truth? Even though we don’t want to believe that our governor was part of ‘January rush’ acquisition of prime property in Dubai, his unofficial journey to Dubai after collecting the money raises our fears that Ekiti State might have run into trouble again.” Olatubosun said it was wicked and insensitive to continue to owe workers their salary after collecting September allocation and other refunds running into billions. “The governor cannot tell the workers that he won’t pay September salary because he was not governor in September. Why did he not reject September allocation because he was not governor in September?” Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media Lere Olayinka said it was not true that N2billion was paid by the Federal Government to Ekiti State in December. He added: “In this ICT age, all that is needed to be done on issues like this is to search the Internet because the Federal Government won’t release ecological to five states without the media reporting it. “The truth is Ekiti State government has not received any special fund from the Federal Government and it is important that the APC lying machine should begin to manufacture another lie.”
Posted on: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:55:34 +0000

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