Adeyeye Slams Fayemi Over Claim On Scholarship Award To Six Ekiti Students
The campaign organisation of Afenifere Chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) has described claim by the State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi that he gave scholarship to six Ekiti students to study abroad as "cheap, childish and a propaganda that can only emanate from the stable of a government that is in desperate search for its lost image and credibility."
PAAM said it was ridiculous for Fayemi to have claimed that he was funding the education of the six students from his own purse, asking; "how can a governor whose monthly salary is less than N700,000 claim that he is funding close to N50 million donation from his personal pocket?"
In a statement signed by the Director General of PAAM, Hon. Bisi Kolawole, the governor was asked to list the number of Ekiti students that he helped with as cheap as payment for JAMB form between 2005 and 2010.
The statement read; "To us in the PDP, we recognise that one of the ways to develop a society is to fund education of brilliant but indigent students through award of scholarship.
"That was the reason the immediate past PDP government of Engr Segun Oni gave scholarship to over 3,000 indigent but brilliant Ekiti students, through the State Scholarship Board that the government established.
"Then, students doing PhD in Nigeria got N500,000 while those in foreign universities received N1 million. Those doing their Masters in Nigeria were given N300,000 while those in foreign universities were given N500,000. Four Marine Engineering students were sent to Egypt to study with the government spending N36 million on them.
"Now a governor gave six Ekiti students, among whom was a student who graduated from a private university scholarship out of several thousands of Ekiti students in need of such gesture, and he is everywhere advertising it.
"And he didn't stopped there, he is also telling the public that the money came from his personal pocket and we ask him; did he gave scholarship to Ekiti students to study even in Isan-Ekiti, his hometown or Iworoko in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 that he was not a governor?
"Is Security Vote from where donations from governors are sourced from Fayemi's personal purse?
"We also wish to ask what has happened to the State Scholarship Board, established by the Oni-led government?"