- Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has lashed out at the incoming governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi
- He says Fayemi is spreading falsehood about him or the finances of his administration
- According to Fayose, his handover note will address Fayemi's worries on the finances of the current administration
Exactly 35 days to his leaving office, outgoing Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose on Sunday, September 9, said his handover note is ready for the scrutiny of people making enquiries about his government.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the governor did not cooperate with the transition committee set up by incoming-governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Fayose snubbed the request by the committee, for certain records of his tenure. He claimed the committeee is illegal.
Fayose, in a statement by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, urged the governor-elect to stop spreading falsehood about him or the finances of his administration.
He described as mere fabrication, the claim that his government had accumulated a debt of N117 billion as against the N18 billion it inherited.
Fayose said Fayemi was “already preparing excuses for his impending failure at the tribunal”. The governor insisted that the state government under him has no obligation to relate with any committee not empowered by law, stating that the governor-elect should wait for the handing over note that will be handed to him on October 16.
He said it was funny that the same transition committee that claimed it did not get any information from the state government estimated the state debt at N117 billion.
He reiterated that his government only received N10 billion grant from the Excess Crude Account, which was released to all states for capital projects as well as Budget Support fund released to states by the federal government.
The statement read: “It is on record that Ekiti state government was indebted to the tune of N86, 013,689,097 as at October 16, 2014 that Governor Fayose took over.
“The debts are broken down as follows: Bank Loans; N15, 831,613,425.62, Bond; N26, 749,796,784.75, Outstanding Warrants; N15, 522,552,900.76, Outstanding to Road Contractors; N21, 286,126,749, Outstanding Remittances to FG; N709, 883,656.75, Outstanding Remittances (State Govt); N592, 995,374.89 and EKSG Public Servants Outstanding Emoluments; N5, 137,888,224.37."
The governor counselled Fayemi to face the task of “defending the mandate that he stole and his fraudulent emergence as the APC candidate instead of treading the usual path of deceiving the public to cover up his failure.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Ekiti state governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, said he had left incumbent Governor Ayo Fayose to God to judge after leaving office.
He said he would accept whatever liability and assets left behind by the outgoing government, saying he believed government is a continuum, and that he was coming to office to simply make a difference.
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