APC Says Gov.Fayose Behind Fuel Scarcity

Source: pointblanknews.com

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele

Fayose of alleged complicity in the fuel supply crisis in the state.

In a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the

party said it was in possession of “incontrovertible evidence” that the

governor was allegedly contributing to the scarcity of fuel in the state

to sabotage the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

Accusing Fayose and his aides of mischievously disparaging the President

for not doing enough to make fuel available to Nigerians while they were

the actual culprits, Olatunbosun said available information confirmed

that daily allocations of fuel to the state were allegedly being diverted

to other states with the alleged connivance of some National Union of

Petroleum and Natural Gas officials.
But reacting, Fayose's Special Assistant on New Media and Public

Communication, Lere Olayinka, said the allegation was unfounded, telling

the APC to be wise.
“Is it the governor that is also responsible for fuel scarcity in other

states? They are only trying to seek relevance. They better face the task

of bringing good governance to the people,” he added.

Olatunbosun said available records revealed that 10 trailers of fuel for

Ekiti State on Fayose's request were diverted mostly to stations outside

the state.
“The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mrs Dupe Alade, had earlier

written for same allocation but her letter to NNPC was stepped down when

Fayose used his office to request for the allocation of fuel to 10

filling stations, many of which do not exist in Ekiti State.

“The governor's letter was addressed to the Area Manager at Mosimi and

minuted to Ore and was processed by the Ore office of NNPC.

“The trailers were loaded on Wednesday and Thursday the 20th and 21st of

April but the real fuel companies and vendors were prevented from loading

until the 10 trailers demanded by the governor left the depot but were

diverted to other stations outside Ekiti State,” he stated.

Olatunbosun stated that the development reportedly elicited protests and

complaints from the real fuel marketers in Ekiti State, adding that this

had resulted in acute shortage of fuel in the state with few stations

dispensing fuel selling at prohibitive costs to the masses that Fayose

claimed to be their friends.
He listed the company names in the letter of the governor to include Amsek

Filling Station opposite Omolayo along Ikere road, Ado-Ekiti, that is

selling above official price.
“Other stations not in existence in Ekiti State but which appeared in the

governor's letter is Royal Oil, which the letter falsely claimed to exist

in Omuo-Ekiti.
“Rova Oil, also on the governor's letter, no longer exists in Ekiti

because it has since been sold and its name changed and it is now

operating under NNPC. It is located in Ajilosun area of the state capital

and selling above NNPC official price.
“Other non-existent stations in Ekiti but which appeared in the governor's

letter and was allocated fuel is Bisi Jay located in Ile-Oluji in Ondo

“The other company that received Ekiti State's allocation is Ademur

located in Osun State. This company has no station in Ekiti and it has no

lifting right or permit in Ore, while Eyeowa Fuel that got allocation does

not exist in Ekiti,” he explained.
He alleged that Moson Global located in Ifon, Ondo State, also received

Ekiti allocation at NNPC official price but selling above official price

to the public.
He challenged the governor to deny ever writing to the NNPC for fuel

“There is need for the security agencies and the Minister for Petroleum to

investigate the governor's activities at the NNPC offices both in Ore and

Mosimi and the roles of NUPENG officials in this wicked unleashing of

pains on Ekiti people by unpatriotic act to sabotage the Federal

Government,” he added.
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