Last week, Governor Ayodele Fayose put smiles on the faces of citizens of Ekiti state by distributing rice, chicken and other food stuffs to them.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has however condemned the action.
In a statement by APC State Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun,
the party said the Governor had turned Ekiti people to beggars by giving
them handouts in form of, “kwashiorkor-infested chickens not bigger in
size than ailing pigeons.”
“Ekiti people have now seen the deceit of a man who says he is a
friend of the common man with his callous attitude to the people he
claims to love during the period the people are supposed to be happy.
“Governor Fayose gave two ‘congos’ of rice and miserable palm oil
not up to 1 litre, all totaling N700 to each worker that the governor
had earlier deducted N2,000 from their salary for Christmas gift.
“This is in contrast to Governor Kayode Fayemi, who empowered the
people through agriculture, cooperative and employment and
apprenticeship schemes involving over 2,000 youths, which helped the
people to earn a living and made them happy for four years as against
Fayose’s tokenism as Christmas gifts.”
“Fayemi last year paid civil servants 30 per cent of their salary
as Xmas bonus. He also paid their leave bonus while their December
salary was paid on December 18. In contrast, Fayose has refused to pay
civil servants their September salary even though he had collected
September allocation from the Federal Government. Civil servants are yet
to be paid as at December 22.”
“Last year, apart from 30 per cent bonus and leave bonus, all
offices in MDAS were given gifts but all these have gone under Fayose as
workers are now praying for their September salary let alone December
salary or Xmas or leave bonus.”
The APC spokesman said Fayose had worsened the conditions of
Ekiti workers by making it plain that he had no money to pay December
salary even though he had received December allocation, describing the
governor’s action as “callous and insensitive”.
“Governor Fayose should ask Ekiti citizens how Fayemi added value
to their lives for four years. He didn’t wait till Xmas period to pay
N10,000 to over 20,000 youths in volunteer services for four years. He
didn’t wait till Xmas before he paid N5,000 to 20, 000 elderly people in
his social security scheme for four years in addition to feeding them
with both cooked and raw food all year round.
“From what Fayose is doing, he is deliberately encouraging
poverty so that people can be subservient to him and we sympathise with
Ekiti workers and people who have suddenly been inflicted with miserable
conditions by a governor touted to be the friend of the masses,” APC
Paying deaf ears to the rebuke, the governor visited the state police today and distributed chickens to the officers on duty.
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Congratulations! How does it feel to be a mother again?
I feel great. I am already climbing the ladder to join the greatest
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joy of every woman to see such. I am really happy.
How will you describe the experience this time around?
It was much easier for me. It was not my first time, so I am used to
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