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Friday, October 12, 2018

Fayose gives reasons why he won’t attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Fayose gives reasons why he won’t attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has explained that he
may not honour invitation to attend the inauguration of Dr. Kayode
Fayemi “because of the erratic nature of  politicians”.

The governor added that he had promised to appear at the office of
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 16, which
he said, coincided with day of the swearing-in.

The governor also advised that whoever emerges Speaker of the state’s
House of Assembly should work for the progress of the state.

Governor-elect of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi had, on Wednesday,
disclosed that Governor Fayose was specially being expected at his
swearing-in, next Tuesday, saying he is free to attend the ceremony as
Ekiti leader.

Speaking at the State of the State press conference in Ado-Ekiti, on
Thursday,  Governor Fayose said the EFCC may have the opportunity of
harassing him if he reneged on his promise to appear before it next

“Politicians are erratic people. If I should attend the programme,
some politicians may use the chance to harass me even when they are not
sent by Fayemi.

“This will further destroy relationship. Issues between me and Fayemi
is not personal. I have been cooperating with the committee set up by
Fayemi on this transition.

“Again, I have to be in EFCC office, in Abuja, on Tuesday. But let me
say clearly that I am ready to appear before any Panel set up by
incoming government to probe my administration”, he said.

Governor Fayose stated that he has not committed Ekiti to any debt,
either by way of bond or bank loans since he took over in 2014.

“Contrary to what they are saying that I have committed Ekiti to a
huge debt, I didn’t commit Ekiti with a dime. Whatever we do in
government, history will forever remain after us”.

He urged Fayemi to deploy the N327 million kept in bank by his
administration to complete the new Oja Oba market for the use of Ekiti

The governor added that he decided to abandon the civic centre
project started by Fayemi and constructed a new market because it was
not a priority to the people of the state.

Fayose said the newly-built Ministry of Finance shall be named after
former Minister of National Planning, Chief Ayo Ogunlade, to appreciate
his contributions to the state.

The governor said he decided not to name any project after himself on the basis of his belief that such was morally wrong.

“The flyover, the new Governor’s Office, the roads , the Oja Oba
market, the Funmilayo Olayinka Women Development Centre and other
projects will speak for me even if I refuse to name projects after

Governor Fayose also said he would not dabble into the crisis
rocking  the state’s House of Assembly culminating in the removal of the
Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole and his deputy, Sina Animasaun, on

Three All Progressives Congress (APC) and 11 members of the Peoples
Democratic Party(PDP) had, on Thursday, removed the principal officers
and installed an APC lawmaker, Hon. Adeniran Alagbada, as the new

Fayose continued, “I won’t dabble into what is happening in the
Assembly. Whether they elect Oluwawole or Alagbada, such person must
believe that he was elected to serve Ekiti people.

“I enjoin them to cooperate with Fayemi to move Ekiti forward. I
don’t want to hear of any impeachment against Fayemi if truly we are
here to serve,” he advised.

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