style[amp-boilerplate] Fayose attacks Fayemi over alleged looting of Ekititreasury
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Fayose attacks Fayemi over alleged looting of Ekititreasury

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state

has again attacked the minister of mines

and steel development Kayode Fayemi

and described him as a " shamelessly

shameless man, who ordinarily should

be facing trial superintending over the

looting of Ekiti treasury with reckless

abandon during his four years as

governor."



Fayose says Fayemi should bury his head in

shame for allegedly looting Ekiti state dry

during his tenure as governor



Daily Post reports that this is contained in a

statement by the governor's special

assistant on public communications and

new media Lere Olayinka.

According to Olayinka, Fayemi, a former

governor of the State, has never won any

election in Ekiti.



He said: "Even the primary election that

gave him the Action Congress (AC)

governorship ticket in 2006 was manipulated

and those who did the manipulation are still

alive. He was roundly defeated by the

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007

and in the rerun election of 2009 until the

governorship was handed to him through the

most scandalous judicial manipulation in the

history of Nigeria."



Olayinka was reacting to Fayemi's comment

about Fayose in a national daily.

He added: "In saner climes, a man like

Fayemi, who was indicted by the Universal

Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for

illegally withdrawing the sum of N852.9

million from the State Universal Education

Board (SUBEB) account, making UBEC to

suspend Ekiti State from accessing any

further FGN-UBE Intervention Fund will be

burying his head in shame."



He challenged Fayemi to come out openly to

declare his intention to contest the 2018

governorship, adding that "In Ekiti today,

one product that is a hard-sell is Dr John

Kayode Fayemi and the earlier he realises

this, the better for him. When he mounts the

campaign podium, what will he be telling

Ekiti people?

"Is Fayemi going to be reminding Ekiti

people how he plunged the State into debt,

hunted teachers with competency test that

was only meant to reduce the number of

teachers in the State, harassed local

government workers with what was known

as 'LG Boko Haram' and sacked duly elected

council chairmen and councillors as well as

council Directors of Admin, Treasurers

among others?

"It is on record that apart from regular

monthly allocation and Subsidy Reinvestment

Programme (SURE-P) fund among others,

Fayemi's received N46.4 billion from the

Excess Crude Account, yet he took N25

billion bond and N31 billion commercial bank

loan. One of such frivolous loans was the N5

billion obtained from a commercial bank

without the Debt Management Office (DMO)

approval, using Fountain Holdings Limited,

a company with N15 million share capital.





"Up till today, he is still running away from

facing the State House of Assembly to

answer questions on how he looted Ekiti

treasury, especially how a limited liability

company with N15 million share capital

could be used to borrow N5 billion and when

it became the duty of Fountain Holdings

Limited to construct roads."

He concluded: "As governor, Fayemi failed

Ekiti people and as a minister, he is also

failing Ekiti people because up till today, he

cannot point to one benefit Ekiti has derived

from having him as minister of Mines and

Steel Development despite the numerous solid

minerals in the State."

Meanwhile, Fayemi's mines ministry has

sanction no fewer than 313 mining

companies over non fulfilment of

environmental obligations.

Salim Salaam, the Director, Mines

Environmental Compliance Department,

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development

disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria

(NAN) on Tuesday, March 21 in Abuja.
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