The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ekiti state have yesterday December 23, criticized the state’s Governor Ayo Fayose claim during his media chat, ‘Meet Your Governor’, on Friday when he declared that the state’s debt profile had risen to N252 billion naira nd will be paid off in 2036.
According to the party, when Fayose assumed office as the Governor, he disclosed that under his predecessor Kayode Fayemi administration, Ekiti State was owing N86 billion Naira to be paid off in 2020, only for him to subsequently put the figure at N56 billion naira and now, N252 billion Naira.
The opposition also reiterated that, all the figures churned out by Fayose contradicted the N18.5 billion released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) .
The party through its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said it was time the Fayose led government stopped deceiving the people of the state, while noting that the motive of the Governor was to deny former political office holders payment of severance allowances.
According to Olatunbosun, “It is regrettable that the Fayose administration has turned Ekiti State to a trading post using reckless propaganda to deceive the people.
“This is to put them in a permanent state of flux so that they won’t be able to demand their rights.
“We want to make it clear that Fayemi left a debt of N18.5 billion as he explained during his ministerial screening session and this has not been controverted.
“It is gratifying that Fayemi did not borrow to pay salaries; he borrowed to implement development projects and the projects are there for the people to see,” he said.
“We call on workers to insist on the payment of their entitlements and the people should demand performance and should not be deceived by endless lies on the state’s debt profile.”
While reacting to Governor Fayose’s message to the civil servants not to expect salary in June, The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of being uncaring towards workers.
The APC warned Governor Fayose against deceiving the people on the financial status of the state, saying the current allocation to Ekiti state is enough to pay workers’ salaries.