The former governor of Ekiti has been attacked over the missing of the N4OO million naira set aside to repair Ado and Akure road that has lately been described as death road. The former governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose made a statement about the present road situation in Ekiti and especially the Ado -Akure road and has asked the Federal government to fix it but he got really intense feedback from Mr. Ajayi.
Mr. Ajayi is the publicity secretary of the state All progressive congress in Ekiti and he has asked Fayose to kindly explain the N400 million naira that was meant for the reconstruction of the road he described as being terrible.
Mr. Ajayi added that the money which was actually set aside for the repair of the roads during the first tenure of Mr. Fayemi was apparently embezzled by the former governor, and Mr. Fayose left most of the bad roads in the Ekiti state untouched during his tenure and this has led to the day-to-day fixing of the road by Mr. Fayemi who is the current governor of the Ekiti state.
Fayose reacted to the statement made by the APC publicity secretary in Ekiti state through his media aide, Mr. Olayinka, in a signed statement, he said;
“The issue we are talking about is the deplorable condition of Ado – Akure Road. Even Fayemi himself can no longer ply the road with the level of security and the SUV that he uses.
“As per the allegation that somebody mismanaged funds, if they have any evidence that Gov Fayose committed any financial infraction as governor, they should inform the EFCC chapter of their party.
“They are coming up with lies that somebody earmarked N400 million. If Fayemi earmarked N400 million, why didn’t he use the money to fix the road? He spent four years from 2010 to 2014, so for four years, all he could do was to earmark money.
“The dualised portion of Ado – Ikere Road was rehabilitated by Fayose when he was governor. Fayose also extended the dualisation to Ikere Roundabout, if PDP was not robbed in the 2018 election, the arrangement was for that road to have been dualised to Amoye Grammar School, Ikere Ekiti.
“By now, what have they done? Fayemi is running to two years in office now, what have they done? The roads are there, APC is in government in Ondo State, APC is in government in Ekiti State, they cannot put resources together and make the road useable”.Signed Statement by Mr. Olayinka, Mr Fayose media aide