A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State, Bisi Omoyeni has slammed the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for what he described as the mortgaging of the future of the people of the state through incessant borrowing for consumption.
Describing the act of borrowing for consumption as criminal, Omoyeni noted that it was “unreasonable and criminal for Fayemi to plunge Ekiti people into huge debt through reckless spending.”
According to Omoyeni, a former group managing director of Wema Bank, who made the allegation while speaking with journalists, added that “it is clear that the APC government in Ekiti has nothing to show for the over N50 billion loan the governor has taken in the last three years. This is particularly disturbing, given the improved federal allocation that has accrued to the state since he assumed power in 2010.”
The one time deputy governor of Ekiti State challenged Fayemi to open Ekiti State’s account books for scrutiny by independent auditors so that the public will know the level of reckless borrowings by the government so as to have a chance of comparing the level of borrowing with the value of projects that he has implemented since 2010.
“We are happy that the Freedom of Information Bill (FoI) bill has been passed by the National Assembly, so the public can invoke the provisions of the FoI bill to scrutinize the books of the Fayemi-led government to see if Fayemi will pass probity test. We are calling on all stakeholders including ICPC and EFCC to look into all the financial deals of the Fayemi government,” he posited.
In a similar development, Omoyeni applauded the decision of the PDP leadership in Ekiti State to respect the existing zoning agreement which provides for the emergence of the party’s gubernatorial flag bearer from the Southern Senatorial District come 2014.
Omoyeni made the assertion in Ikere Ekiti at a solidarity meeting of all the PDP governorship aspirants from the senatorial district, where a communiqué was issued by the aspirants.
Present at the meeting were; Omoyeni, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Chief Ropo Ogunbolude, Dr. Folayan, Sen. Gbenga Aluko (represented by Tunji Olatunde, a former Commissioner for Works in Ekiti), Bimbo Owolabi also sent a representative.