The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday raised the alarm that valuable assets and property of Ekiti state were allegedly being sold at give away prices by the outgoing government of Kayode Fayemi.
The party also alleged that the items were being sold to chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and allies of the governor.
The is contained in a statement issued by the Ekiti State PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Oluwawole, in Ado-Ekiti.
It alleged connivance between top officials in the State’s Housing Corporation and the Directorate of Lands and Planning and some APC leaders to perpetrate the said fraud.
The statement quoted the PDP as saying that the fraudulent sale of property cut across those in the state, as well as some properties located in Abuja and Lagos.
It listed the affected property to include:
lands and houses at Irewolede Estate Phases I and II, Ado-Ekiti, same at Obasanjo Housing Estate, Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti, and vehicles.
The party in the statement also listed some state properties both in Abuja and Lagos.
The PDP in the statement said, “A plot of land at Irewolede Phase II which official price is N1.2 million is now being sold to APC members at N250, 000.
“The houses at Irewolede Phase I are being allocated to political appointees at N5 million, instead of the N15 million being placed on the property by official valuer.”
It continued, “The same thing applied to the government lands at the Obasanjo Housing Estate, along Ikere-Ekiti Road built during Dr Ayo Fayose’s first term as governor of Ekiti State in 2005.”
It said, “the outgoing government had failed to consider the adverse and long term effects some of its late actions would have on the generality of the people of the state.
“We believe it is our duty to alert the people who have given their mandate to our candidate, Mr Ayo Fayose, on the danger of the retrogressive steps being taken by the present administration.
“APC actions are aimed at bringing the state on its knees before it bows out soon.”
The PDP said that, “in view of the development, we have decided that all the atrocities and bad policies would be
revisited by the incoming government of Ayo Fayose.
“We therefore warned beneficiaries of such fraudulent and insincere transactions to see such as a greek gift laced with poison and one that would not last.
Reacting to the allegations, the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Tayo Ekundayo said, the allegations were not true.
“They should show proof, I am not aware of such and if they are sure of their facts, they should wait till October 16 when they take over and revoke such property.
“I don’t think any government can say because, it is leaving start selling property of the state, such allegation is unsubstantiated and should not be taken seriously,” Ekundayo said.