Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fayose Blasts Fayemi Over N50m Beds For Himself And His Wife

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of spending as much as N50m on beds in his and his wife’s bedrooms in the newly built Ekiti State Government House. He claimed that what was spent on two bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms was about N100m.

The statement titled “N3.3bn new Government House is Fayemi’s Show of Wickedness to Ekiti People,” was signed by his Special Assistant on Information and Social Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka.

The statement described the new government house as an act of insensitivity to the plight of Ekiti people, many of whom, could not afford to feed once in a day.

No Ekiti person would see the “out-of-this-world luxury” provided with over N3.3bn borrowed funds for Fayemi, his wife and children and will not weep for Ekiti State and its people.
“Between Fayemi and his wife, what was spent on their bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms will be in the region of N100m. How can a responsible government use borrowed funds to provide this kind of luxury for the governor and his family alone in a state where a lot of people cannot afford to feed more than once in a day? 
“People should ask the former governor what was really wrong with the abandoned governor’s lodge used by his (Fayemi) predecessors?" Check out more photos:

“Shouldn’t such funds expended on the hilltop edifice have been used to resuscitate the moribund textile factory in Ado-Ekiti that was turned to lock-up shops to provide employment for our teeming youths?

“Also, was Fayemi living in that manner of opulence before he became governor? Was he sleeping on a body-massaging bed and bathing in an electric-controlled Jacuzzi?

“Here is Fayemi, who could not pay workers salaries, owing them two-month salaries before he left. A Fayemi, who out of sheer wickedness refused to pay pensioners N2.4bn pension and gratuities; N400m workers leave bonus, N700m subventions to parastatals and tertiary institutions and remit N2.4bn four months’ cooperative society’s deductions from workers salaries preferring to use N3.3bn borrowed funds to provide luxury for himself, his wife and children alone.

“This is wickedness!’’

The statement quoted Fayose as being alarmed at the waste of Ekiti resources to provide comfort for a single family out of the thousands of households in the state.

It added, “The governor would have preferred to sell out the property and use the fund to provide basic amenities and employment opportunities for the people.”

The statement also alleged that Fayemi was planning to buy a helicopter if he had returned to office for a second term because the plan was for him “to run government from the comfort of Oke-Ayoba Government House and move from there to anywhere he wanted without the people seeing him.”

It added, “That’s also the reason he (Fayemi) refused to renovate the Governor’s Office, leaving it in a state of disrepair because he knew that he was not going to use the office during his second term."

Fayose, according to the statement, wondered “if the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, whom Fayemi and his so-called progressives claimed as their role-model, lived in any government house, much less of building an Emperor-like house for himself.”
The statement added, “Fayose will prefer to live where Ekiti people can easily see him, touch him, eat with him and discuss the progress of the state together.

But Fayemi, through his media aide, Olayinka Oyebode, said the allegation was more about The Comedy of Errors. He advised Fayose to stop the theatre of absurd.

He said, “I have taken a guided tour of that place and I don’t think I have seen such an outcry. I don’t know where they got their figure from; it sounds absurd. I ‘ll advise them to stop this theatre of absurd. Governance is a serious business and I am appealing to them not to reduce it to a joke. They are turning Ekiti into a circus show and they should stop it. "


  1. this pure wickedness

  2. bundles of thieves

  3. wickedness but God dey sha

  4. Mumu fayose should start changing ekiti instead of something before ur 4yrs waka go