FAYEMI, ACN SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR IKUN DAIRY PROJECT FAILURE – GROUP
A Non Governmental Organisation in Ekiti State, the Ekiti Justice Group (EJG) has described as lie claims by the Mr. Kayode Fayemi-led Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government in the State on the Ikun Dairy Farm cows, saying; “Fayemi and his party should be held responsible for the failure of the project.”
Speaking through its National Coordinator, Dr. Tunji Oluwasanmi, EJG, in a statement made available to journalists today said potential investors shunned the project and several others in the State because of the ACN negative propaganda on the State.
“It is ridiculous and unfortunate that they are now making noise over the death of some of the cows at Ikun Dairy Farm and selling the remaining 107 cows to their cronies when it is on record that Fayemi had even said before he became governor that all the cows were dead.
“When Fayemi assumed office, there were over 300 cows in the farm but because the State Government accounts were frozen for weeks and the cows could not be fed, many of them died.
“Perhaps, this was done deliberately to achieve their sinister aim of killing the Ikun Dairy Project so as to justify their earlier position that the project was a white elephant one.
“Moreover, it was the dirty politics played by Fayemi and his party while trying to unseat former Governor, Chief Olusegun Oni that made potential investors to shun many laudable developmental efforts made by the Oni-led government, including resuscitation of the Ikun Dairy farm initiated 30 years ago.
“Fayemi and his ACN people should therefore be held responsible for the failure of the project and the people of Ikun, whose hope of economic development had been dashed by the ACN dirty politics should know who to blame,” the group said.
Dr. Oluwasanmi, who also described Fayemi's order that all the remaining cows at the farm be sold as a show of ineptitude on the part of the ACN government, added that; “If there was no ulterior motive on the Ikun Dairy, why did he ordered that the remaining cows be sold instead of salvaging the project from total collapse?
“By selling the remaining cows instead of saving the farm from total collapse, Fayemi has shown that he hates the people of Ikun-Ekiti in particular and the entire people of Ekiti State, who would have benefitted from the dairy project.”