The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose to apply the Paris Club refund of N9.5b released to the state according to the conditions attached to the fund, warning that failure to spend the money to benefit Ekiti people will force the party to approach the courts and mobilise the people on the streets to protest any misapplication of the cash.
party had yesterday faulted Fayose's claim that the state's share of
the money was N4b after debts and local local government deductions,
explaining that in the Paris Club refund protocol, the cash released
to the state was neither subject to debts nor local government
deductions but a special fund to pay salary.
added that it was the state government that borrowed money from Paris
Club and not local governments and so the Paris cash belonged
exclusively to the state government, explaining further that it was
only statutory federal allocations that are subject to debts
said: "We are aware that after our great party APC yesterday
educated Ekiti people and workers in particular about the details and
truth about the N9.5b Paris Club refund to Ekiti State, Governor
Fayose has begun a fresh and more aggressive propaganda to have his
way to selfishly misapply the money.
are aware that Fayose has, as usual, compiled fake documents with
intent to deceive traditional rulers and his compromised foot
soldiers in the Labour movement, who he has been using to brainwash
the workers to accept their fate to hunger and penury, to create the
impression that he is transparent in the management of Ekiti funds.
Fayose had applied this fraudulent method successfully for selfish
reasons in the past, but this time, it is going to be a different
ball-game to show Fayose that he is not the only person who must
enjoy a good life among 2.6 million Ekiti people.
of Fayose's characterisation of Ekiti people as stupid and foolish
people who are always swayed by deceits and lose their sense of
reasoning to frivolities, such as eating pounded yam with them on the
streets and helping them to sell in the markets or drinking local
gins with them at joints, as he derides them among his Ibadan
will let Fayose know that he is not the wisest man in Ekiti who
thinks he can always callously exploit the so-called stupidity of
Ekiti people always to sentence them to everlasting poverty."
against "illegal and fraudulent contract deals",
Olatunbosun said the party was aware of fraudulent road contract
deals that will impoverish Ekiti people while Fayose and his friends
from other states reap from the sufferings of Ekiti people.
his campaign, he said only local contractors would be engaged in
government's contracts to discourage capital flight and ensure that
Ekiti wealth circulates among the indigenes, but today, besides petty
jobs worth less than N1m given to Ekiti indigenes who are his
cronies, all multi-billions and multi-millions jobs go to Fayose's
friends from other states, notably Oyo State.
are aware of a grand plot by Fayose to divert more than half of the
Paris Club refund of N9.5b to the flyover and new market projects
being executed by companies belonging to his friends and in which the
governor allegedly has interest and we challenge Ekiti people to find
out who owns the only company handling roads construction so far in
height of this callousness is the impoverishment of even his
commissioners, advisers and House of Assembly members, who are always
broke, thus cannot make their impacts felt in their constituencies.
has pushed Ekiti people to the wall in his callous disposition as if
he is the only person that must enjoy good life among 2.6 million of
a responsible opposition party, we will be on the side of the people
and will never allow this fraud, selfishness, greed and wickedness to
continue to the advantage of one man while Ekiti people suffer.
is in the light of this that we promise Ekiti people that as a
responsible opposition party, we are set for the court and prepared
to mobilise the entire populace on the streets against tyranny,
wickedness and greed being unleashed by Fayose's administration to
take Ekiti State to the backwaters of development."