The Ekiti Integrity Group, EIG, has accused the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, of attempts to cause confusion in the state by recklessly accusing the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led All Progressives Congress, APC, government of withholding N30 billion purportedly released by the federal government to the state last week, alleging that it was meant to be used to settle election expenses.
The group noted that the statement released by Fayose’s media aides, has further confirmed the cliché that a leopard cannot change its skin and that they are actually behaving true to type.
In a statement signed and released by EIG president, Dr Raphael Kolawole, the group alleged that the former governor and his media managers lack decorum and have been sources of disgrace to the state, since his emergence as a politician in the state.
Wondering how the former governor would want to malign the person of the new governor, and put his administration on a collision course with the people of the state, by driving a wedge between him and the people, EIG said, “We understand Fayose’s media attack dogs are, at the moment, jobless and are prowling about looking for every opportunity to paint the new state government in bad light in the eyes of the people.
“However, let it be known to them that Ekiti people now are wiser, and cannot be easily misled again by the former governor, whose tenure was synonymous with killings, looting, unprecedented failure and torture of the masses, especially workers, who he owed over eight months salaries in arrears.”
A faceless group, purported to be fronting for the media managers of the former governor, had in a release issued on Tuesday and signed by one Comrade Ogunlola Olatunde, designated as its convener, in a statement described the statement issued by Governor Fayemi’s media aide, Yinka Oyebode, denying receipt of the N30billion in question “as criminally fraudulent”, insisting that the federal government released the fund just as it released N16 billion to the Osun State government before last month’s Osun governorship election.
EIG added, “One would have thought that by now, Fayose’s aides would be sobered by the event of the moment, as their boss is now a guest of the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, answering questions on the diversion and misappropriation of public funds.
“However, the pack of hyenas, who are obviously not educated enough to understand that allocations from the federal government are not hand-outs and cannot be manipulated, have distorted facts and attempted to bring down an administration, which is working hard to clear the mess they (former administration) have created in the state.
“We advice them and their incarcerated boss to face the various court cases that he is billed to face, in the nearest future and discontinue their mischievous and wayward ways.”
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