E-Eleven Is Anti Ekiti Development - Fayose
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described a socio-political group in the State, E-Eleven as enemy of Ekiti people, saying; "Those people in E-Eleven are anti Ekiti development and they are apologists of the All Progressives Congress (APC)."
Fayose, who accused the E-Eleven of defrauding Ekiti State to the tune of over N400 million, challenged the group to tell Nigerians what they have done towards the development of Ekiti State in the last ten years.
In a release signed by the Director General, Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the PDP governorship candidate said "Apart from Miss Ekiti Beauty Pageant that they did thrice, these characters that go about calling themselves the only elites in Ekiti have been milking the State."
He said; "the Fountain Hotel was leased to E-Eleven at N80 million per annum and the group refused to pay a dime to the State in the last seven years.
"Here is a group that refused to pay a dime to the coffers of Ekiti State since Fountain Hotel was leased to it. Even when the Segun Oni-led PDP went to court to compel them to pay, they simply refused, and the moment their man-friday, Governor Kayode Fayemi assumed office, they finally took over the Fountain Hotel, with no one demanding any payment from them.
"Ironically, the same Fayose that they are castigating was the one who built the Fountain Hotel, on which they have made billions of naira and refused to pay one kobo to Ekiti State.
"Also, it was because Fayose refused to open the State treasury for one of them who is now a Senator that he waged war against him (Fayose) between 2004 and 2006. It was this same Senator that took the contract to supply clothing materials for Fayose's swearing-in ceremony in 2003, and only began to work against Fayose when he refused to allow him unhindered access to the State treasury.
"It has therefore become necessary that Ekiti people begin to ask these locusts, who go by the identity E-Eleven to allow Ekiti State to progress, since they have refused to contribute anything to the progress of the State."