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Ekiti PDP guber aspirant accuses Fayemi of spending over N400m public fund on 2nd term ambition

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The campaign organisation of Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Adedaayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) has berated the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for allegedly using public fund to promote his second term ambition, describing it as criminal.

Speaking through its Director General, Hon. Bisi Kolawole, PAAM also lambasted the governor for describing Ekiti people as rumour-monger, saying; "It is the height of irresponsibility for a governor to open his mouth wide and say that Ekiti people, including himself are rumour-mongers and Fayemi must apologise to the people for insulting them."

In moves that suggest that he might be strategising ahead of the 2014 governorship election, late last year, Governor Fayemi had toured the 177 wards in the State and donated N1 million to his party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in each of the wards. Also, few days ago, he donated some buses to the youth and women's wings of the ACN in the state.

While making the vehicles donation at the ACN secretariat on Ajilosun Street in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, after meeting with the executive of the party led by the chairman, Chief Jide Awe, Governor Fayemi had described Ekiti as the number one rumour mill in Africa.

In a release issued today, PAAM said Governor Fayemi must tell Ekiti people the source of the funds he has been doling out to his party men in the last three months, alleging that; the governor must have wasted over N400 million Ekiti State fund on his party people in the last three months.

PAAM also said Fayemi must rescind his comment describing Ekiti people as rumour mongers and apologise to the people, adding that; "It was Fayemi and his ACN propagandists that introduced the culture of rumour-mongering to Ekiti State with the ridiculous lies they told against the Segun Oni-led government, one of which was that incisions (gbere) were made on eggs with which primary school pupils were being fed."

The statement read; "We have followed with keen interest the way and manner funds meant for the development of Ekiti State are being spent on second term ambition of Governor Fayemi and we demand a stop to this criminal act.

"Twice last year, Fayemi doled out not less than N350 million to his party men and this year again, he publicly donated buses and cash to the party.

"Apart from being criminal, it is also morally wrong for a serving state governor to be doling out cash publicly to his party men and questions Fayemi must answer are; where is he getting this money from if not the coffers of Ekiti State?

"How can a governor be using the state resources for cheap campaign strategies instead of facing more important state projects that would have direct impact on the generality of the people of the State?

"Funny enough, this same Fayemi, who is lavishing Ekiti State money on his second term ambition claimed that the State had no money to fund more than one university and he, on the basis of that closed down universities that were already operating.

"Obviously, Fayemi and his party have once again started their 'see and buy' game. But unlike the 2011 general election when votes were bought for as much as N3,000 per vote, this time around, it won't work."