- The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has accused of trying to cover up corruption
- The APC says Fayose is making efforts to withdraw the case of alleged theft of $50,000 in the Government House
- The case has already been filed before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of trying to cover up the case of alleged theft of $50,000 in the Government House, Ado Ekiti.
In a statement sent to journalists today, January 14, the APC claimed that the governor is making ''clandestine moves'' to withdraw the case has already been filed before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court.
Fayose’s aides, Bamidele Temitope and Afolabi Sunday, and street forex operator, Shuaibu Amidu, were on Wednesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Adegboye in Ado-Ekiti over theft of $50,000 purportedly belonging to Fayose’s aide on Domestic Affairs, Sunday Omosilade.
Police charge sheet( MAD/019C/2017) stated that the money belonged to Fayose’s personal assistant, Sunday Omosilade but the APC says that the money belongs to the governor.
''This is a governor who has refused to pay workers salary and pensioners allowances as a result of which many workers have now turned beggars while pensioners are dying for lack of adequate care,'' the statement signed by the publicity secretary of the APC, Taiwo Olatunbosun said.
In a swift reaction, the Ekiti state publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jackson Adebayo, said: “The money in question does not belong to the governor and it is laughable for anybody to create falsehood that the governor wants to withdraw the case.
“The money belongs to the governor’s PA and there is no way it would have caused the governor any embarrassment.
“This is part of lies and propaganda of APC and that is how they have been misinforming the public about the governor and the government of Ekiti state.”
Meanwhile, Fayose has ordered the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to vacate its state command headquarters located along Afao Road with immediate effect or pay N27.5 million rent to government coffers within 5 days.
Fayose said: “The need became necessary because the state may find it difficult to pay salaries of civil servants in 2017.”