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Fayose Speaks On Why He Won’t Attend Fayemi’s Swearing In


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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has stated that he might not be present at the inauguration of the incoming Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi because of the erratic nature of politicians.

He further stated that he had promised to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on October 16, which he said will clash with the swearing in.

Fayose also advised that whoever will become the Speaker in the state House of Assembly should work towards the progress of the state.

The incoming Governor had stated on Wednesday that Fayose was invited to his swearing in on Tuesday, stating that he is free to attend the ceremony as a leader of the state.

Fayose while speaking at a press conference in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, stated that the EFCC may have the opportunity to harass him if he does not appear before the commission.

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.

Fayose said that he has not committed the state 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 traders.

Fayose revealed that he abandon the civic centre project started by Fayemi because it was not a priroty 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 myself,” he said.

Fayose stated that he will not involve himself in the crisis in the State Assembly, which culminated in the removal of the Speaker, Hon Kola Oluwawole and his deputy, Sina Animasaun on Thursday.

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

Fayose said: “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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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am