The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said the request by the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for a N9.6 billion bailout from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is frivolous and unjustifiable.
APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said, “It is difficult to trust a one-man government where the House of Assembly doesn’t have any voice and the State Executive Council is not functioning, just as both the State Accountant General and Auditor-General sign documents without questions on what they are asked to do by the governor.”
“Besides, why will a governor who does not owe salaries and has not shown Ekiti people his development blue print be taking loan? Why does he need N9.6b after he has declared he was not owing Ekiti workers, more so that the loan is meant for defaulting states to clear their backlog of salaries?”
Olatunbosun also noted that Fayose hasn’t explained how he spent the N2.1 billion and N8.5 billion he allegedly received in June.
Fayose responded on his monthly programme tagged ‘Mr Governor’s Explains’ on the state-owned TV and radio stations. He said the state had no reason to borrow, but for the two months’ salary his predecessor Kayode Fayemi owed workers.
He insisted that his administration has been spending prudently and called the APC’s comments ‘the rantings of those gradually fading into political oblivion’.
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