The APC issued a statement in reaction to Fayose’s comment that he could not pay salaries because the former Governor of the Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi plunged the state in debt.
The Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said “The Adewale Omirin-led House of Assembly approved for Fayose to take N2bn Central Bank loan for artisans and small scale traders, but up till now, he has not given one naira to anybody.
“He deceived the workers that the April federal allocation is N700m even though the Federal Ministry of Finance figure as published in the newspapers indicated that Ekiti collected N1.08bn and you wonder what the governor did with the balance of N300m.”
The party also praised the civil servants for taking the bold step to continue the strike, despite several alleged attempts of the government to intimidate them.
Olatunbosun added that “He(Fayose) has so far collected about N20bn loan which he would not disclose to Ekiti people. These include the N9.6bn bailout cash and another N10bn taken from another bank while he also denied collecting refunds on federal roads and misapplied N2bn ecological funds which he denied collecting for a long time until our party applied the FoI Act to get the fact from the Ecology Fund Office in Abuja.
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“He paid one month salary from N9.6bn bailout and nobody knows what he did with the balance the same way that no one knows what he does with the fresh N10bn loan and the interest it generates in the secret account he keeps the money after vowing several times never to borrow a naira to run his government.”
Workers in the state embarked on a strike to protest the non-payment of their salaries.
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