Some youths in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State,
under the auspices of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC), have described
the refusal of the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to allow
chairmen of the 16 Local Councils in the State to appoint supervisors
and advisers as a disservice to members of the party who laboured to
put him in office.
According to a press release issued on Monday, by the youths today,
and jointly signed by Mr. Tope Ogunkuade and Comrade Tunji Adeleye,
EAYC Convener and Secretary respectively, the youths said they were
miffed that statutory appointments of supervisors and advisers are yet
to be made more than five months after the Council Chairmen assumed
They said members and supporters of the party in the State are
suffering, noting that governance should not be for the privileged few
as being done by Governor Fayemi, because his election was the
collective efforts of all members of the party, especially those at
According to the youths, Elected local government chairmen were sworn
in on January 1, 2020, this is June 1, 2020, appointment of
supervisors and advisers, that are statutory have not been made.
In local government administration, supervisors are like
commissioners and in Ekiti, each local council is entitled to five
supervisors and two advisers, making seven.
With Governor Fayemi’s refusal to allow the Council Chairmen to make
these appointments, 112 members of APC are being denied opportunity
to benefit directly from the party’s control of government in Ekiti
State and this is sad.
The statutory salary of a supervisor is close to N300,000 per month
and one can imagine what that would have done in the lives of 80
members of our party, if they were not denied this opportunity by the
Also, these supervisors are entitled to Personal Assistants, making
another 80 that would have at least been getting something to sustain
themselves, no matter how small.
2022 governorship election is drawing nearer, how do we win that
election if our members at the grassroots level are being treated with
contempt as being done by Governor Fayemi?
We wish to call on well-meaning stakeholders in the party to appeal to
Governor Fayemi to allow our council chairmen to make statutory
appointments, as well as appointment of other aides so that our
members, especially the youths can also enjoy the benefits of having
their party in