The PDP maintained that Governor Fayose did not spend N250 million on any foreign trip, but challenged the APC and its lying leaders to approach the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since their government in Abuja claimed to be fighting corruption
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State on Wednesday described as childish way of peddling falsehood, claim by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose’s trip to Dubai cost the government N250 million, saying; “It is obvious that the economic devourers in the APC believed that the Fayose-led government must also be pilfering the State the way they did when they ran the State like a fiefdom for four years.”
The PDP, which also warned the APC to stop harbouring suspected criminals, alleged that some APC leaders led by a top security officer who worked with former Governor Kayode Fayemi was at the Ado Ekiti Prisons on Monday to see those being tried for their alleged involvement in kidnappings in the State and the murder of former National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) boss, Omolafe Aderiye.
According to a release issued in Ado-Ekiti by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, “the APC liars in Ekiti State should perish the thought of lying and manipulating themselves back to power as they did in 2010 because Ekiti people can no longer be conned by people whose only interest is the stealing of the collective wealth of the State.”
The PDP, which maintained that Governor Fayose did not spend N250 million on any foreign trip, challenged the APC and its lying leaders to approach the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since their government in Abuja claimed to be fighting corruption.
The party said the APC should rather pay attention to their “Ajala Travel” President, Mohammadu Buhari, who has travelled out of Nigeria 17 times in the last seven months, wasting billions of Naira and also proposing to spend N18.1 billion to run the State House as against N6.6 billion budgeted for same in 2015 by the PDP-led government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan.
The PDP said; “They should pay attention to how President Buhari is spending his security vote because as at today, Buhari has spent more than what Jonathan spent on Boko Haram in three years.
“As for the PDP government in Ekiti, there is nothing to hide as the State finances is always laid bare before the people. This month, Ekiti State got N1,375,829,004.08 from the federation account and labour leaders in the State are privy to the allocation of funds by the government because nothing is done in Ekiti without carrying the workers along.
“It is only a party of people who do not know any other thing apart from stealing that will believe that N250 million could be spent by the governor to travel abroad out of monthly income of N1.3 billion.
“However, we in the PDP are not surprised in anyway because people who came to power through falsehood, ruled for four years through falsehood and stole the State blind, using white elephant projects like planting of flowers, aristocratic governor’s lodge, pavilion, among others must have the belief that others are thieves and insensitive to the plight of the people like them.”
While alleging that some leaders of the APC on Monday, visited suspects being remanded in the Ado Ekiti Prisons for murder and kidnapping, assuring them that their release from prison had been concluded and sealed, the PDP warned that the PDP-led government will not let any individual or group return Ekiti State to that inglorious era of ‘one day, one murder, murder or kidnapping.