The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has described as callous and insensitive, plans by the state governor, Ayo Fayose to buy Christmas cloths for 10,000 children across the state at the expense of workers’ salaries.
The party which accused Fayose of alleged plot to defraud the state with the plan, said the plan is an addition to his previous unsolicited show of love for the masses through which public funds were “fraudulently spent on cloths with more than half of the actual cost ending in private pockets”.
Fayose had recently announced that he would buy Christmas cloths for no fewer than 10,000 children as a mark of showing Ekiti children love to partake in the sharing of the state’s wealth.
But in a statement in Ado-Ekiti by Publicity Secretary of the APC, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party scoffed at the governor’s plan, noting that it was “another fraudulent game to loot the treasury”.
He said: “It is sheer greed, wickedness and callous insensitivity to Ekiti people’s plights for Fayose to refuse to address doctors’ strike in the public hospitals over unpaid salaries while other workers remain unpaid for between six and nine months but he is planning and talking of buying Christmas clothes for 10,000 Ekiti children just because he wants to make money from such unsolicited show of love while tens of hundreds of Ekiti indigenes, old and young, are dying in hospitals for lack of medical services as a result of the governor’s insensitivity to the immediate needs of our people over non-payment of doctors and civil servants’ salaries and pensioners.”
He added that, “It is high time Ekiti people, workers and labour leaders opened their eyes and minds to Fayose’s deliberate deceits before majority of our people end in their early graves.”