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APC Urges Fayose to Declare Assets

In compliance with the provision of the law, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State  has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose  to be honourable enough by declaring his assets 10 months after he assumed office.

The party appealed to Fayose
to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr.  Kayode Fayemi, who publicly declared their assets to the applause of many Nigerians and Ekiti people.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement yesterday, said  the call became imperative against the background of earlier calls for the governor to declare his assets, to douse speculations that state resources was allegedly being channeled towards private enterprises outside the state by the governor. 
“The governor must seize the opportunity of declaring his assets to douse speculations of his alleged funnelling of the state resources to his private enterprises abroad.
“It is curious that he has not abused President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after they declared their assets.
Fayose’s loud silence on the President in this case is curious because the governor has never seen anything good in whatever the president has done,” Olatunbosun said.
Tasking the governor to act now to restore the confidence of the Ekiti people in his government, he said open declaration of assets would shame the critics of the governor who always accused the governor of alleged funds diversion to private use.
“Our party is aware that Fayose had no visible means of income prior to October 16, 2014 when he became governor and the properties he owned in Ibadan and Lagos are subjects of litigation by the EFCC, which is probing the governor for misappropriation and diversion of N1.3 billion poultry project fund to personal use in 2005,” Olatunbosun said.
He said current allegations of funds diversion gained currency on the heels of Fayose’s frequent trips to Dubai and South Africa “whenever he receives Ekiti State’s allocations from Abuja.”
He added: “Fayose is alleged to be building a state-of-the-art hotel in Dubai after he became Ekiti governor and he is also reported to have paid a whopping N722 million to himself as “arrears of his allowances” as governor during his first term on the strength of the Supreme Court judgment which nullified his impeachment.
“Curiously too, Fayose has kept mute on various sums of money he has received on behalf of the state government, such as the N22 billion refund on federal roads, N2 billion ecological fund, N2billion micro credit fund, which he has diverted, N2.1 billion bailout NLNG fund, N9.6 billion bail out cash, N8.5 billion windfall received in June and an average of N3billion regular federal allocations he has been receiving since October 2014 till date.”