The Ekiti state government has accused former Governor and current minister of Solid Minerals development, Kayode Fayemi of maliciously attempting to malign the image of Ayodele Fayose.
The Ekiti State governor himself had in response to allegations of corruption, stated that “if anybody can present evidence that I borrowed N56bn, I will resign as governor.”
“If they can present evidence that I borrowed N56bn, I will resign.” He wrote on his twitter page
The Ekiti State Government backed the governor saying that the report of the fresh loan taken by the government of Fayose of N10 billion grant from the Excess Crude Account, which was released to all States for capital projects, and N2.8 billion requested from Wema Bank to pay State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) counterpart fund out of which N1 billion has been accessed and N600 million for MDGs counterpart fund, which has been repaid. is a complete falsehood.
The government said in a statement said “the report, which was attributed to the Debt Management Office (DMO) was fabricated from the media office of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who is ‘unsuccessfully’ trying to redeem his negative image as ex-governor of the debt he put Ekiti state into and the unregulated looting of the treasury when he was governor.
“We are aware of how hard Fayemi’s media handlers tried yesterday, to get the false report published in major newspapers, claiming that they had a classified document from the DMO.”