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Ekiti PDP Warns APC To Stop Harbouring Criminals, Says Fayose Didn’t Spend N250m On Foreign Trip

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has described as childish way of peddling falsehood, claim by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose’s trip to Dubai cost the government N250 million, saying; “It is obvious that the economic devourers in the APC believed that the Fayose-led government must also be pilfering the State the way they did when they ran the State like a fiefdom for four years.”

The PDP, which also warned the APC to stop harbouring suspected

criminals, alleged that some APC leaders led by a top security officer

who worked with former Governor Kayode Fayemi was at the Ado Ekiti

Prisons on Monday to see those being tried for their alleged

involvement in kidnappings in the State and the murder of former

National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) boss, Omolafe

According to a release issued in Ado Ekiti by the State Publicity

Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, “the APC liars in Ekiti

State should perish the thought of lying and manipulating themselves

back to power as they did in 2010 because Ekiti people can no longer

be conned by people whose only interest is the stealing of the

collective wealth of the State.”
The PDP, which maintained that Governor Fayose did not spend N250

million on any foreign trip, challenged the APC and its lying leaders

to approach the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since

their government in Abuja claimed to be fighting corruption.

The party said the APC should rather pay attention to their “Ajala

Travel” President, Mohammadu Buhari, who has travelled out of Nigeria

17 times in the last seven months, wasting billions of Naira and also

proposing to spend N18.1 billion to run the State House as against

N6.6 billion budgeted for same in 2015 by the PDP-led government of Dr

Goodluck Jonathan.
The PDP said; “They should pay attention to how President Buhari is

spending his security vote because as at today, Buhari has spent more

than what Jonathan spent on Boko Haram in three years.

“As for the PDP government in Ekiti, there is nothing to hide as the

State finances is always laid bare before the people. This month,

Ekiti State got N1,375,829,004.08 from the federation account and

labour leaders in the State are privy to the allocation of funds by

the government because nothing is done in Ekiti without carrying the

workers along.
“It is only a party of people who do not know any other thing apart

from stealing that will believe that N250 million could be spent by

the governor to travel abroad out of monthly income of N1.3 billion.

“However, we in the PDP are not surprised in anyway because people who

came to power through falsehood, ruled for four years through

falsehood and stole the State blind, using white elephant projects

like planting of flowers, aristocratic governor’s lodge, pavilion,

among others must have the belief that others are thieves and

insensitive to the plight of the people like them.”

While alleging that some leaders of the APC on Monday, visited

suspects being remanded in the Ado Ekiti Prisons for murder and

kidnapping, assuring them that their release from prison had been

concluded and sealed, the PDP warned that the PDP-led government will

not let any individual or group return Ekiti State to that inglorious

era of ‘one day, one murder, murder or kidnapping.