The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged than Governor Ayo Fayose has refused to pay pensioners despite receiving N90b from the Federal Government.
APC also wondered why the Governor paid only one month salary to workers in the state.
According to the Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, Fayose is not interested in improving the living standard of Ekiti people.
Olatunbosun said “Apart from the recent revelations by the EFCC on how state’s funds are being misapplied for alleged personal use of the governor as revealed in the alleged diversion of MDG/local government funds, Fayose has demonstrated again that he is only in government to make himself comfortable while the rest of Ekiti people suffer.
“Apart from demonstrating this by paying just one month arrears, his refusal to pay dying pensioners who spent their productive years in the service of the state is a callous neglect of the elderly, who the governor deceived with mouth-watering promises, including prompt payment of pensions, during campaign.”
The party spokesman also accused Fayose of setting up a verification exercise for pensioners, with the aim of disqualifying some, so he can take their money.
He said “Immediately he receives federal allocation, instead of paying salary of workers and pensioners’ allowances, Fayose will be going from town to town to deceive the hapless artisans at the grassroots that the money he received was not up to the amount announced and published. This is fraudulent on the part of a mean governor who calls himself friend of the masses.
“Fayose ought to have taken a cue from his predecessor whose projects didn’t stop payment of salary as at when due.
“We call on Ekiti workers, pensioners and all other stakeholders to stop Fayose from further embarking on any new capital project until all arrears of salary are cleared, as embarking on new projects is a ploy to receive kick-backs and enrich himself so as to cushion the effects of the funds seized from him so far by EFCC.”
Governor Fayose has since denied receiving N9b from the Federal Government. He said the state got N2.5b.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that Governor Ayo Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele, be remanded in Kuje prison.