The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has faulted Governor Ayodele Fayose for declaring himself as agent of change for the state. The party accused the governor of claiming credit for former Governor Kayode Fayemi’s achievements, saying partitioning of roads built by Fayemi and erecting electricity poles he bought in local governments should not be projects that Fayose would be celebrating.
The party said that instead of acting as an agent of change for development, the governor has in two years reversed the fortunes attained by his predecessor in four years. Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, while reviewing the governor’s activities in the last two years said in a statement in Ado-Ekiti that ”it was regrettable that Fayose has been using an alleged election fraud to sustain himself in power.”
The statement added that: ” The recent revelation and confession of Obanikoro that Fayose allegedly shared in the loot of the national treasury was a cause of concern to Ekiti people”. In his reaction, the State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jackson Adebayo, said the PDP-led government of Governor Ayodele Fayose, has succeeded in reversing the misfortunes placed on Ekiti and the people by the immediate past government of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adebayo said the Fayose-led administration in the last two years, has taken Ekiti to a place of pride in the areas of education, infrastructure, security, health and social amenities among others. Meantime, the PDP in the State has described yesterday’s meeting of the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters and former Senator, representing Ekiti Central, Senator Babafemi Ojudu with members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a confirmation that the federal government and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State were in support of the invasion of the State by Fulani herdsmen.
The party, through the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, expressed worry that Senator Ojudu could choose to play politics with the lives and sources of livelihood of Ekiti people.
The statement added that “with Ojudu’s display of friendship with members of the Miyetti Allah, despite the threat issued by the association against the government and people of Ekiti State, the State and its people must have seen who their real enemy is.” The party said it was curious that Ojudu and the APC led Federal Government could be more concerned with the lives of cows than the lives of Ekiti people.