APC Lacks Moral Rights To Speak On Governance In Ekiti – Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party lacked moral rights to criticise his government policies, having ran the State aground in its four years of Kayode Fayemi’s reign.
Fayose, who reacted to the APC’s criticism of his stomach infrastructure policy said “it is preferable to give the people what to eat than spending billions of borrowed fund to build hilltop government house meant for just one family as done by the APC government.”
The governor asked the APC the benefits derivable from the pavilion, government house, civic centre and other white elephant projects that the party used borrowed fund to execute.
He said; “Here is a party that used borrowed fund to plant flowers in Ado Ekiti and none of the flowers can be seen anywhere in the State capital talking about our government’s policies not being developmental.
“Oba Adejugbe General Hospital, Ado Ekiti was almost completed before Fayemi assumed office. That hospital was not completed throughout the four years of APC government. They even went to the criminal and ridiculous level of commissioning the hospital with its inside yet to be painted and no single bed provided.
“APC government preferred civic centre, state pavilion, flowers and new government house to a hospital project. Their government scrapped a full-fledged University of Science and Technology (USTI), Ifaki Ekiti, preferring to lavish borrowed fund on flowers planting.
“Today, Ekiti State is struggling to meet its financial obligations to the people because of the senseless and wasteful financial management of the State by the APC government, with billions of naira loans left unpaid. Yet, they carry themselves around shamelessly such that they don’t know that Ekiti people hate them with a passion.
“However, despite the huge debt burden that they left behind, we have remained faithful to our promises to the people. We have paid workers salaries as at when due, except April salary that we started paying last week Friday.”