Aftermath of Governorship Election: Ekiti PDP Accuses Fayemi of Looting State TreasuryFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, July 4th, 2014
The Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a warning to the Ekiti State civil servants collaborating with the out going APC -led government to loot the state’s treasury.
According to a press statement issued by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole and made available to the press in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the party warned that those civil servants found to have assisted Fayemi administration in the illegal employment and issuance of backdated letters of appointment will face disciplinary action when the new government is inaugurated.
Oluwawole also stated that civil servants discovered to have helped the outgoing government to loot the treasury will face disciplinary action.
Oluwawole revealed that Governor Fayemi directed a meeting of top civil servants held on Thursday to come up with a supplementary budget for the local government election he had scheduled for end of this month.
The PDP spokesman stated that civil servants involved in the drawn up of the budget and release of money for the election will not go unpunished.
He also alleged that the out-going governor approved different sums of money within a day with the papers being perfected by his civil servant collaborators.
Oluwawole stressed that Fayemi’s looting spree has amounted to about three billion Naira within the last two weeks, saying that most of these money are been syphoned by the governor and his collaborators with impunity.
According to him a sum of N184,863,211.19, N406,293,791.08 and another N604m was collected within a day for the purchase of furniture that would be used at the New Goverment House which is yet to be completed.
It was equally alleged that the governor made an approval 1.9 Billion Naira for the procurement of medical equipment for Oba Rufus Adejugbe General Hospital Ado Ekiti all within one week.
It was equally exposed in the statement that the government has perfected plans to raise another five billion Naira loan before its exit in October, the contract of which the PDP said has been awarded to a consultant in Lagos who facilitated many other loans for the state government in the past.
“We’ve gathered that the government is planning to plunge Ekiti State into another round of bond chasing because of the intention of the outgoing Governor and his men to milk Ekiti dry before leaving the government in October”
“We wonder why the APC government is doing this now that the people of Ekiti has rejected them by voting out Governor Kayode Fayemi in the June 21 election.”
“It is unfortunate that what Fayemi determined to do in his second time in office which the people of Ekiti state has denied him he want to capture in the remaining three months that he will still be in office.”
PDP however called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission to be at alert and intervene at the appropriate time so that Ekiti state treasury could be saved from total embezzlement.
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