Chairman of Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
Otunba Bisi Kolawole has described looting of Silos and foodstores in
Ado Ekiti as a testimony of the misgovernance of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) government both in the State and at the federal levels.
He added that “It is shameful that Ekitiland is being ravaged by
chronic hunger under the watch of Governor Kayode Fayemi, such that
people from the Fountain of Knowledge and Land of Honour won’t mind
scavenging for food from anywhere.”
In a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser on
Media, Bola Agboola on Saturday, Kolawole accused the Fayemi
government of resulting to the use of armed thugs to attack peaceful
protesters thereby depriving the people of their legitimate right to
lawful gathering and peaceful protest.
The PDP Chairman, who condemned looting of public and private
properties under whatever guise, said what happened in Ado Ekiti
yesterday, when people invaded the Silos and storage facility of the
State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) was a pointer to the fact
that Fayemi’s administration has failed in its primary responsibility
of providing security and seeing to welfare of the people.
He said it was unexplainable that food items will be kept somewhere by
the State Government while the people are unable to feed.
The PDP chairman said: “That the government even had to announce
yesterday that the grains carted away at the Silos in Ado Ekiti
yesterday, were meant for planting shows the highest level of
corruption and insensitivity on the part of the government.
“If those grains are actually meant for planting, why were they kept
till this time? Why were they not distributed to farmers who needed
“Again, we saw sugar, noddles, indomies, Lab Coats meant for health
personnel, disinfectant chemicals and hand sanitizer packs. Were those
items also preserved for planting?
“Reality that Fayemi and his praise singers must face is that Ekitis
are angry with a government that has been inflicting pains on them
since it was forced on them in 2018.
“The people are frustrated and won’t mind doing anything just to
survive and this is understandable.
“What should those over 3,000 Ekiti sons and daughters sacked by
Fayemi do? Won’t they also struggle to survive? If they see somewhere
that food items meant for the people are kept, won’t they take the
risk of getting some so as to be able to feed and stay alive?
“Even though the Fayemi-led APC government has lost face with the
people and it is certain that the party will be sent out of power in
2022, we still have a duty to call on the governor to review its
style of administration to make life easier and more meaningful for