Fayemi is shamelessly shameless – Fayose’s aide

The Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Lere Olayinka, has

described the Minister of Mines and Steel Development and former

governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi 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.”
Olayinka, who declared that “Fayemi has never won any election in

Ekiti,” 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.”

Governor Fayose’s spokesperson, who was reacting to Fayemi’s comment

in a national daily, casting aspersion on the governor and his

government, said; “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.”

Speaking further, the governor’s spokesperson said; “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.”

Source: The Nigerian Voice (local news)