Ekiti State Government has advised the State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on ways of ensuring a smooth transition in the state and how to record any laudable achievement during the next administration instead of its current campaign of calumny against the present government.
The State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Tayo Ekundayo who gave the advice in Ado-Ekiti, described all the lies being churned out by the PDP in the last couple of weeks as part of a sinister plan to generate public disaffection against the Fayemi administration.
Stressing that the plot would not work, Ekundayo noted that the incoming PDP government in Ekiti State should by now be busy with how it would surpass the standard already set by the progressive administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi instead of chasing shadows, telling blatant lies and making all kinds of unsubstantiated allegations.
The Commissioner cited instances of false and misleading report found to have originated from the PDP camp to include the allegation that the Fayemi administration recruited over 3,000 workers into the state Civil Service after the June 21st Gubernatorial Elections .
Emphasizing that the allegation was far from reality, Ekundayo said that 500 mathematics and some core science subjects teachers were recruited in November, 2013 based on existing vacancies while only 493 Civil Servants were recruited in February, 2014 into key vacant positions in the State Civil Service.
“In any case what is wrong in recruiting Ekitis into the State Civil Service if there are vacancies and budget provision to take care of such?” he queried.
Dismissing another allegation by the PDP of massive recruitment into the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti as hogwash, the commissioner said that the ivory tower has its governing council which is responsible for the day to day running of the institution stressing that the allegation was another figment of imagination of the opposition in its desperate wild goose chase.
The Commissioner said that the allegation that landed properties and other assets of the state government were being sold to political appointees and associates of Governor Fayemi at give-away prices is absurd.
He said as a transparent and accountable government, there was no way the Fayemi Administration would allocate land in Government owned
estates to anyone no matter highly placed without following due process and strict adherence to the approved rates, adding that the records are available for interested parties to peruse.
Describing the allegation that government assets in Lagos and Abuja were being sold as “another tale by moon light”, Ekundayo challenged the PDP to substantiate its allegations and show proof of the alleged wrongdoings.
“Do they think we have no morals like them?” he wondered. “Everyone in Ekiti can vividly recollect how the Ikogosi Warm springs was looted and every valuable thing including 50 air conditioners, 75 brand new mattresses and beds rugs, brand new bath tubs, toilet and electrical fittings were looted under the watch of the PDP government in 2005.
“The Ikogosi warm springs tourist resort which was stripped bare by these locusts have since been transformed into the number one tourist attraction in Nigeria by the Fayemi administration.
“Why is the PDP in a hurry? What are they afraid of? Let them wait till they receive our hand over note when they take office on October 16th, 2014 as all information they will require is contained therein. They should know that this administration has tenure. Let them stop the pretense and the game of guessing and pre-empting the state of our State, “Ekundayo advised
Last modified: September 1, 2014