Rann Bombing Show Of ‘Unprofessionalism’ By Nigerian Military – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock and totally dismay at the news of the accidental bombing of Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State by the Military leading to the death of over 52 and more than 120 injured persons in the Camp.

A statement by its spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye described the accidental bombing as totally unacceptable and we demand a thorough and independent investigation into the matter to unravel the mystery behind the Accident.

Adeyeye stated further, “The excuse by the Nigerian Military that the Camp was mistaken to be a gathering of Boko Haram members is a show of unprofessionalism and lack of intelligence regarding operations of such magnitude.

We are very worried that the Military after several successes against the Sect in recent times will display such provocative conduct capable of rubbing-off on its past achievements as a professional organization.

Nigerians will recall our earlier warnings to the Military not to allow itself to be used by the Ruling Party, the APC as a propaganda machine. We had also warned the Military to remain resolute in its duty as a body constituted by law to defend the territorial integrity of the Nigerian State but not an arm of the Ruling Party.

The Military must excuse itself from the Ruling Party’s propaganda and deceit of scoring cheap political points and concentrate more on the job of really wiping off the insurgency in the North-East and to eliminate threat in all regions of the Country.

We are of the opinion that the Tuesday, January 17, 2017 accidental bombing of the IDP Camp was a reaction to a false alarm and the Military was misled by the informant to cause the killings of those innocent Nigerians.

Consequently, Nigerian military must talk less on its modus operandi and also carry out sufficient intelligence gathering in order to avoid such costly mistakes in the future.

While we appreciate that Nigerians are being informed of the operations of the Military, it is very important to conceal some vital and critical security information to avoid opponents using such information to infiltrate their ranks.

We wish to further advise the Military hierarchy to stop playing to the gallery and maintain distance from the APC leaders who are bent on deceiving Nigerians to cover up for their incompetence and none performance.

Finally, we condole with Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, the Governor of Borno State, Mr. Kashim Shettima and the families of those who lost their lives in the incident.

It is unfortunate and regrettable as we pray their souls to rest in peace. We are equally calling on government at all levels to provide the needed support for the injured persons and pray for their speedy recovery.

Fayose Emerges Chairman Of PDP Governors Forum

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has emerged the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum.

He succeeds Olusegun Mimiko, whose tenure as governor of Ondo, ends in February.

Addressing journalists at the end of the forum’s meeting in Abuja, Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, said Fayose was chosen because he is the most senior governor in the opposition party.

Fayose was first elected governor in 2003, but was impeached before the end of his tenure. He contested the 2014 election and defeated Kayode Fayemi, the then incumbent.

Fayemi is now the minister of solid minerals.

Fayose described his emergence as a call to service, promising not to let the party down.

He also vowed to “pull down the wall of Jericho” surrounding the party.

Fayose promised to mobilise PDP members across the nation of the 2019 general election. He assured the party that states lost in previous elections would be reclaimed.

Another PDP Senator Defects To APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has continued tp lose its members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as Senator representative Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Nelson Effiong, defected to the APC.

Effiong, who announced his defection to the APC during plenary on Thursday, hinged his decision on the internal crisis in the PDP.

However, the PDP has vowed to challenge his defection in court.

It was gathered that his defection was discussed during the PDP caucus meeting held at the Senate Hearing Room 1 on Tuesday.

At the meeting, it was gathered that members of the PDP caucus kicked against the move.

A senator said the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, promised at the meeting to mediate between Effiong and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, over a disagreement between them.

The source said: “The senator (Nelson Effiong) is leaving PDP because of the rift between him and the governor of his state.

“So, at the meeting, the caucus resolved to mediate between them.”

‘We Don’t Want You’, Enugu APC Ask Ekweremadu To Remain In PDP

The Enugu State chapter of the All  Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday advised  the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, to stay in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that they do not want him.

Spokesperson of APC in Enugu State, Mrs. Kate Offor, who gave he advice, stressed the need for Ekweremadu to stay in PDP and if possible to clear the mess he contributed in no small measure in rooting.

It could be recalled that in one of the sittings of the senate last week, an APC senator from Zamfara State, Kabiru Marafa had called on Ekweremadu to defect from PDP to APC, relying on Section 68 (g) of the Constitution, if he wants to retain his seat as deputy senate president.

Marafa’s call followed  the removal of senator Ali Ndume as senate leader and his replacement with Senator Ahmed Lawan. Both Ndume and Lawan belong to APC.

eacting to he development, Offor insisted that Enugu APC does not want Ekweremadu in its fold.

“Whatever is the position of the 1999 Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, we want him to remain in PDP.

“We wish to make it very clear that Ekweremadu is an unwanted guest in Enugu State APC. Let him stay and salvage the inferno festering in the PDP.  We don’t want one party state. Most importantly, we don’t want him to infest and transfer confusion into APC, his trademark in the PDP from the time of governor Chimaroke Nnamani in 1999 till date.

“The truth is that Ekweremadu contributed in no small measure to the mess PDP found itself today, via unbridled impunity and unconscionable anti-internal democracy antics. We are witnesses of how his Machiavellian tactics eclipsed democratic aspirations and infringed on the growth of democracy in Nigeria.

“For instance, as former chief of staff and later secretary to state government, his fingers, he cannot exonerate himself from the lapses of that government, which brought it to disrepute.

“Indeed Ekweremadu set the high jump, Enugu State Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu) is facing in court today, all in a bid to feather his own political nest during the 2015 primary elections. He did same to ex-governor, Sullivan Chime, who spent four years in court,” he said.

Marafa Wants PDP Crisis To Continue So That APC Can Take Their Senators ‘One By One’

All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator representing Zamfara central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Kabir Marafa, has said his party is praying for the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should continue.

Speaking in an interview with Punch, Marafa said continues crisis in the PDP would give the APC the opportunity to receive members of the PDP.

Already, the PDP has lost two senators– Joshua Dariye (Plateau) and Yele Omogunwa (Ondo) – to the APC in the 8th assembly, particularly since the crisis in the PDP began.

Both lawmakers cited the crisis in the former ruling party as reasons for leaving.

“Senator Ahmed Makarfi and senator Ali Modu Sheriff have successfully to our delight, caused a division in the PDP,” he said.

“We are always praying that their power tussle will continue.

“While I pray for Makarfi to have the upper hand, I am also praying for Sheriff to have the power and ability to sustain the fight, so that we (APC) will be taking the senators one by one.”

Marafa has also reiterated his call for Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, to join the APC.

Marafa explained that the constitution states that if a party is in crisis, a senator could defect to another.

He described the situation in the PDP as “a golden opportunity” for Ekweremadu to defect to APC.

“The constitution says once there is a division (in a political party), senators can defect,” he said.

“Let  Ike — instead of moving against his seat, which I don’t want to do because he was my leader in the 6th and 7th Assembly and now in the 8th Assembly — use this golden opportunity to defect to the APC and the party will become one in the senate.

“Then, I can tell you that the senate will be stable and there won’t be any friction. The little (issue) we can then have may be due to human nature. You never can say that you will gather people and they will not disagree.”

APC Alleges Plot By Fayose To Withdraw $50,000 Govt House Theft Case From Court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of alleged “clandestine moves” to withdraw the case of alleged theft of $50,000 in the Government House already filed before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Fayose’s aides, Bamidele Temitope and Afolabi Sunday, and street forex operator, Shuaibu Amidu, were on Wednesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Adegboye in Ado-Ekiti over theft of $50,000 purportedly belonging to Fayose’s aide on Domestic Affairs, Sunday Omosilade.

Police charge sheet( MAD/019C/2017) stated that the money belonged to Fayose’s Personal Assistant, Sunday Omosilade but the party maintains that the money belongs to the governor.

This is a governor who has refused to pay workers salary and pensioners allowances as a result of which many workers have now turned beggars while pensioners are dying for lack of adequate care.

In a statement on Friday by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said Fayose had allegedly started making moves to withdraw the case against the culprits on the counsel of the governor’s senior advisers.

He said the party was aware of governor’s advisers’ counsel to withdraw the damaging story that had found its way to the media, and warned the governor of the consequences of the arrest of his Personal Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Sunday Omosilade, who in the police charge sheet admitted that he was the owner of the $50,000 found on the arrested suspects.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, in a swift reaction said: “The money in question does not belong to the governor and it is laughable for anybody to create falsehood that the governor wants to withdraw the case.

“The money belongs to the governor’s PA and there is no way it would have caused the governor any embarrassment. This is part of lies and propaganda of APC and that is how they have been misinforming the public about the governor and the government of Ekiti State.”

Olatunbosun said further: “We are aware of deft moves by the governor to manipulate the court and the police to destroy court records on this matter after Fayose’s advisers told him that he made a mistake by arresting the suspects and making Omosilade, who doesn’t have N30,000 in his account balances, to claim that he is the owner of $50,000, and pointing out that the boy cannot escape EFCC investigation that can turn awry for the governor.

“We are also aware how Fayose is pained by media leak of this crime, wondering how an in-house matter became a matter of media hype,” Olatubosun said.

He added: “We are also aware that Fayose had recalled Omosilade who he had earlier sent packing from the Government House over his involvement in the matter to return to his job, including giving him a brand new car he was earlier denied while other aides got theirs and as we speak, Omosilade has relocated to the Government House again.”

Olatunbosun called the attention of the Commissioner of Police and the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Mr Justice Ayodeji Daramola, to the alleged plan to destroy court records in the criminal matter.

He warned that it is too late to manipulate the case as all court processes in the matter are in public domain.

The party reiterated its earlier call on the EFCC to step in to investigate a young man who can’t boast of N20,000 in his account to explain how he got $50,000 in Ekiti State Government House.

“We want to reiterate that Governor Fayose is the owner of that $50,000 but he wants to use Omosilade as a cannon-folder to escape investigation by security agencies in a clear case of money laundering.

“We have been crying everyday that there is a massive looting of Ekiti money, and with this incident, it is now near clear how Ekiti State’s funds, including federal allocations and bailout of N20b, are being spent privately on women of easy virtues in the Government House to service the lavish and reckless lifestyle of the governor while Ekiti workers and pensioners remain unpaid for six months.

“We call on the EFCC to immediately arrest Omosilade to explain where he got $50,000 while the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) is being put on notice to monitor the activities of Ekiti State Judiciary in this criminal matter, even as we call on the Inspector General of Police to monitor his men in Ekiti State in the manipulation of this criminal matter,” he added.

Impeachment Threat: PDP Ask Ekweremadu To Call The Bluff Of APC

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to call the bluff of the All Progressives Congress senators who asked him to defect to their party in order to retain his seat.

The APC senators, who are in the majority in the Senate, had asked Ekweremadu to defect from the PDP to the ruling party so that he could continue to have their support.

The majority senators said this after they had seamlessly removed the Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, and replaced him with Ahmed Lawan.

However, the PDP asked Ekweremadu, who is the highest political office-holder from the opposition party, not to dance to the tune of the APC senators.

The PDP assured Ekweremadu that nothing would happen to him.

The spokesperson for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

Adeyeye said it was wrong for Senator Kabiru Marafa of the APC to have called on Ekweremadu on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday to defect from the PDP to the ruling APC.

Adeyeye said the call on Ekweremadu was unconstitutional and undemocratic.

He said, “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to Senator Kabiru Marafa on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in which he advised Senator Ike Ekweremadu to defect to the APC in order to remain as the Deputy Senate President.

“This call is unconstitutional, undemocratic and, to say the least, unbecoming of Senator Marafa.”

While calling on Ekweremadu to defect, Marafa had said,  “I am using this medium to call on Ekweremadu to simply defect. Section 68(G) of the 1999 Constitution captures this.”

Adeyeye, however, said there was no section of the constitution that stipulated that one must belong to the ruling party to hold an elective office in either the Senate or the House of Representatives.

The former Minister of Works said, “There is no section or clause of the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended) that provides that one must be a member of the ruling party before he/she can be elected into any position in the Senate or the House of Representatives.

“Equally, it is very distasteful and uncharitable for any senator to stand on the floor of the hallowed chamber and ask his colleague to violate the constitution by cross-carpeting from his own party to join the ruling party.

“Note that it is the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not the Senate of the APC.”

Adeyeye insisted that Senator Marafa was wrong in using the crisis in the PDP as an excuse to call on Ekweremadu to defect.

The PDP is currently divided into two factions.

While Makarfi is leading a group, a former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, is leading the other faction.

But Adeyeye maintained that the PDP was not factionalised.

He said, “It is indeed laughable for Senator Marafa to cite the internal issues in the PDP as a reason for Senator Ekweremadu to defect.

“For the umpteenth time, let us reiterate that there is no faction in the PDP.

“A party is only factionalised when its organs are in disarray but this is different from what we have in the PDP where all the organs are intact behind the National Caretaker Committee under the chairmanship of Makarfi.

“A mere rebellion by a small interest group within the party cannot be referred to as factionalisation of the party.”

In view of this, he said any member of the PDP who used the current leadership disagreement caused by “the rebellious group led by the former Borno State governor, Senator Sheriff to defect is doing so at his or her peril.”

“Senator Marafa or any other member of the APC has no power to make such demands on a member of the PDP,” he added.

He reminded Marafa that Ekweremadu was elected as Deputy Senate President by majority votes from both the PDP and the APC senators.

“Any attempt to remove Senator Ekweramadu for being a member of the opposition party and not because of a constitutional breach or incompetence is a call for anarchy,” he added.

Adeyeye also said the current situation in the Senate where the Senate President and the Deputy Senate President were from different parties should not continue to appear strange to Marafa and his likes in a democratic system.

How 39 APC Senators Removed Ndume As Senate Leader

More facts have continued to emerged on Tuesday’s removal of Senator Ali Ndume as the leader of the upper legislative chamber.

According to report, Thirty-nine of the 63 All Progressives Congress members in the senators signed the letter that removed Ndume from his position.

The letter titled ‘Notice of Vote of No Confidence/Change of Leadership’ and signed by the 39 APC senators was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki shortly before the Senate adjourned on Tuesday.

The names and signatures of the 39 senators who signed the letter was captured in the Senate’s votes and proceedings of Tuesday

Although, he initially rebuffed his removal and accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of masterminding it because of his disagreement over the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Borno lawmaker has since accepted his exit and thanked his colleagues for giving him the opportunity to lead them.

Tinubu, APC Govs, Ministers, Others Meet In Ibadan

In a renewed effort to put its house in order, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has slated a meeting of its senior members for today in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, with a view to closing ranks ahead of the 2019 elections.

The meeting, which is at the instance of the former chairman of the party and one time governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, is conceived to see if the deep seated animosity amongst its senior and prominent members could be addressed in collective interest.

In addition, the meeting, it was learnt would also address the issue of the development of South-west within the change agenda and see what progress has been made and how much more could still be made before the present term of the government winds down to a close.
Twice, attempts had been made to look at the state of the party in the zone as well as the development of the region within the collective of the federation.

The first was the meeting at the Government House in Ibadan, which recorded about 50 per cent success, and the second, which held at the Government House, Abeokuta, Ogun State, but ended on a bitter note of rivalry.
The state of the party in the zone, however, deteriorated before and after the Ondo State governorship election, which was believed to have sharply factionalised the APC along two interests: The Bola Tinubu Group and the President Muhammadu Buhari camp.

Unfortunately, the rivalry had taken a messier slant as majority of those believed to be siding with the president are former allies of Tinubu, all of whom rose to political reckoning through his means and support.

But whilst the accused have dismissed allegation of betrayal and backstabbing in the party and collective interest, nothing has shown that the house was one and the same, a development that could pave the way for a major political disaster in 2019.

It is against this backdrop, that Akande requested for a meeting of all the stakeholders from the governors to the minister and of course, the central character, Tinubu, to sit at a table and explore peaceful options of co-existence in collective interest.

Although there were feelers that Tinubu was not in the country as at yesterday afternoon, sources said he would eventually make it to the meeting as he had already confirmed attendance.

However this meeting turns out, observers are of the view that it would further reveal either the underbelly of the crisis trailing the party in the zone or dismiss reports of the deep animosity believed to exist amongst the characters in the party from the zone.

APC Welcomes Removal Of Ali Ndume, Congratulates Lawan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the development in the Senate, which led to the replacement of the former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume with Senator Ahmed Lawan, both members of the Party.

The party, in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullah, said it viewed the development as concrete expression of faith by the APC Senate Caucus in its  efforts to resolve the lingering issues that have trailed the election of Senate leadership.

The statement reads: “The Party view this as concrete expression of faith by the APC Senate Caucus in our efforts to resolve the lingering issues that have trailed the election of Senate leadership. We believe this is a major step forward in our efforts to reunite the various interest groups in that Senate election, thereby presenting a common legislative front for our great party.”

“We are particularly delighted that the consultations that were initiated towards the end of 2015 between the Party caucuses in the National Assembly and the party executives as well as other leading stakeholders of our party has yielded these results and the Senate has demonstrated its willingness to finally submit to the will of the Party in this regard.

The party recalls that soon after the issue of election in the Senate occurred, it  had resolved that Senator Lawan be compensated with the position of the Senate Leader. Sadly, that directive was not fully complied with at the time. But expresses happiness to see this change effected, which represents a significant progress in our efforts to build a strong and united Party. With this development therefore, we are confident that the issues arising from the elections in the Senate in 2015 have been put to rest.

The party thanked Senator Ndume for his service and sacrifice to our party, which would not be forgotten. It also  also congratulates Senator Lawan, the new Senate Leader on his election by the APC caucus in the Senate and hope he will use his vast experience and knowledge to enhance legislative works to further our party’s agenda of change.

APC assures Nigerians that it will continue to work assiduously under the leadership and guidance of President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve any other pending issues that may have affected our Party at different levels.

However, with this latest development, APC has demonstrated its resilience and capacity to resolve its internal differences in order to realise the true change and transformation that we promised Nigerians.

Ekiti APC Condemns Fayose Over Alleged Divertion Of N8.8bn Refund

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has condemned Governor Ayodele Fayose for allegedly diverting the recent bailout of N8.8 billion meant for the payment of backlog of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ allowances.

It also accused Ekiti Labour leaders of alleged conspiracy with the governor in his misapplication of the state’s funds as workers suffer over unpaid salaries and allowances while union leaders looked away in “an unholy romance with the governor for personal interests”.

At the weekend, media reports said that the Federal Government was in possession of information that Fayose had allegedly diverted the fresh bailout cash of N8.8b to other purposes outside the purpose for which it was approved for Ekiti State.

In a statement on Sunday by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party described Fayose as “callous” for his refusal to use the money to pay workers’ salaries, pensions and severance allowances to former political office holders like his counterparts in other states that benefitted from the same fresh bailout.

The statement regretted that while labour leaders in other states were always in support of workers to enjoy their legitimate benefits, Ekiti Labour leaders were hobnobbing with the governor in an “unholy alliance to protect the governor for their own personal benefits”.

He said: “It is more worrisome that whenever the labour leaders chose to talk on the welfare of Ekiti workers, they always defend the governor who has pauperised the workers despite availability of funds from the bailout received twice amounting to N20 billion.

“It is very callous of Governor Fayose to collect almost N9 billion and refused to pay workers and pensioners who are being owed eight months in arrears but has chosen to deceive Ekiti people again that the monthly wage bill has risen to N5.3b up from the fraudulent figure of N2.6b he had been bandying around before the latest N8.8b bailout was approved by the Federal Government.”

Berating Fayose for fooling Ekiti people that the wage bill had doubled without promotions of workers and new recruitment to the civil service, Olatunbosun said: “Nobody is fooled by Fayose’s payment of a paltry one month salary out of eight months he is owing workers and pensioners.

“Fayose has fixed N5.3 billion of this money in Skye Bank so that he can benefit from the interest that will accrue on the deposit while the remaining N3.2 billion is in the JAC Account.

“Fayose only spent the state’s normal monthly allocation, which has accumulated for many months, to pay one month salary while giving the impression that he paid the salary from the new bailout he collected.”

The party said it had been vindicated in its earlier allegation that the governor diverted the first bailout, adding that the “latest callous conduct” by the governor was a confirmation of its view that Fayose had never been sincere and transparent in his financial dealings concerning state resources.

Alleging that the governor frittered away the first N9.6b bailout and refused to account for how the cash was spent, Olatunbosun also accused Fayose of running the state “as a roadside bacteria where he is the only custodian of cash”.

Listing various sums of money that the governor had earlier received from the Federal Government but wastefully spent, Olatunbosun cited the first 9.6billion bailout cash, N10billion loan from Federal Government for capital projects, N1.3b budget-assisted funds and the recent Paris Club refund of N8.8billion (second bailout) allegedly diverted again.

According to him, others include, N5.5 billion refund on Ado-Ifaki road which was confirmed by his own party man, Dayo Adeyeye as Minister of State for Works under former President Jonathan, N2.5billion Ecological Fund, N2b loan for small and medium scale businesses without disbursing it to the target beneficiaries and alleged payment of N250m as monthly personal security vote for the governor, even as crime rate had risen in the state, including assassinations and kidnapping.

He added: “Fayose collects the regular monthly allocation of about N2.5 billion while IGR of the state, according to the governor, amounts to N150 million monthly, yet he cannot not pay workers salary and pensioners.”

Olatunbosun scoffed at the latest statement by the Commissioner of Finance, Toyin Ojo, declaring that the state’s wage bill had risen to N5.3bn monthly, saying such statement was provocative in the face of “barefaced fraud” in the inconsistent figures being reeled out as the official wage bill of the state.

He explained: “Fayose first put the wage bill at N2.6b, the same wage bill that former Governor Kayode Fayemi was paying after Fayose removed about 30,000 names from the wage bill he inherited from Fayemi in 2014, including the reported discovery of 500 ghost workers by Fayose himself.

“Without new recruitments and promotions in the service, the figure has suddenly risen to N5.3 billion immediately Fayose received the latest bailout of N8.8b.

“This is a lie as the wage bill of Ekiti State is not even near N2.6 billion that Fayose claims, as records indicate that the state’s wage bill has drastically come down to around N1.7billion monthly.”

He also accused the governor of inflating the wage bill to justify his refusal to pay workers, including diverting the bailout cash to unnecessary projects that would fetch him kickbacks.

Tasking the governor to show kindness to Ekiti people, especially workers that should not be owed salaries, Olatunbosun added:

“If Fayose is sincere about the finances of Ekiti State and has the milk of human kindness flowing in him, he ought to have considered the plights of workers and pensioners as he can conveniently pay between four and five month salaries and pensions like his counterparts in Ogun and Osun states.

“Instead of this, Fayose revels in stashing away billions of naira as revealed by the EFCC in one of his frozen accounts and keeps changing the state’s wage bill figures to justify his callous misapplication of Ekiti funds.

“We call on the EFCC and the CBN especially to pay more attention to Ekiti State finances and ensure that Fayose uses the new bailout to pay workers salary while he must be made to account for how previous monies he received were spent.”

Olatunbosun called on Ekiti Labour leaders to stop their unholy romance with the governor to short-change the workers and admonished the workers to take their destiny in their hands by demanding for their salaries and allowances while also assuring Fayose that he would render full account to Ekiti people to the last kobo at the right time.

Fayose Responsible For PDP Crisis – Kashamu

The Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has fingered the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, as the one responsible for the leadership crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.

He said this on Saturday in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, during a reception ceremony organised to receive some leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress from Ogun West, who defected to the PDP.

He said members of the party, especially in the South West should hold him responsible for the crisis.

Kashamu, who criticised Fayose for taking on the garb of the “leader or voice of the opposition”, noted that the Ekiti State governor was the architect of the leadership crisis rocking the party at both national and South-West levels.

He, however, said that Fayose was using his attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari as a smokescreen to cover up when he would be eventually called to account for his deeds while in office.

He said, “I am not unmindful of the antics of a governor in the South West who claims to have taken on the toga of
the ‘leader or voice of the opposition’. Let us not be deceived; he is not.

“As you probably would have known, he is only trying to pull the wool over our eyes in order to cover up his tracks. He seeks to use his rabid attacks on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as a cover when called to account for his deeds in and out of office.

“He is the architect of the leadership crisis rocking our party in the South West and at the national level. Let all our elders and elders, and true sons and daughters in Yorubaland ignore his doomsday predictions and come together

in unity and encourage the efforts of Buhari’s government that are geared towards rebuilding our country.”

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