From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state of wasting over N100 million public funds to book all hotels in the state ahead of the June 21 governorship election.
In a released issued yesterday by Director General of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the governorship candidate alleged that the state government was owing hoteliers in the state over N200 million since last year.
AFCO, which described the government’s action as admittance of fear, said it was wicked for the state government that refused to pay its hotel bills for over six months to have suddenly realised that it needed to pay over N100 million to book hotels just because of election.
The governorship candidate, who said all attempts to circumvent the will of Ekiti people by the APC government will fail, added that: “If they like, let them pay for all hotel rooms in Ekiti, let them pay for all farmlands and even vacant residential accommodations in Ekiti, they won’t survive defeat on June 21”.
While calling on hoteliers in the state to demand for the payment of over N200 million being owed them by the state government, Fayose said; “Let all outstandings being owed our hotel owners by the APC evil government be paid first.
“And if Governor Kayode Fayemi and those that are using the June 21 election to siphon Ekiti funds like, let them go beyond the booking of all hotel rooms in Ekiti. Let them also book all roads in the State so that no one can be able to use the roads between now and June 21.
“They can also go a step further in the demonstration of their wickedness and desperation by booking the air that we breathe so that no one will be able to breathe because of the June 21 election.
“Whatever devilish actions that they take between now and June 21, they cannot escape defeat in the election because Ekiti people are tired of their government of deceit”, he said.