“Fayose has no other business and cannot survive outside politics; he has chosen Ekiti state as his trading post to make money," the APC said.
The APC stated this in a reaction to Governor Fayose’s presidential ambition.
The state publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun described Fayose’s presidential ambition as a pipe dream to ‘further divert the attention of Ekiti people from his fraudulent administration.’
“Having known Fayose as a political merchant who always contests elections without spending his personal money,” the statement said.
“We now know the reason why he has borrowed N42b to finance projects which costs have spiraled without much progress in those projects.
“Fayose borrowed two tranches of bailout comprising N9.6b and N8.8b before taking a monthly N1.3b Budget Support Facility for nine months to pay salary but he diverted all to projects awarded to his friends’ companies in which he has interest to enable him fund his presidential campaign.
“Fayose has no other business and cannot survive outside politics and so has chosen Ekiti State as his trading post to make money with the alleged connivance of his Ibadan friends.
“Even though we know that Fayose’s presidential ambition is a pipe dream to further divert the attention of Ekiti people from his fraudulent administration after earlier announcing to re-contest the governorship election to complete the six months he lost in his aborted first term, as a political merchant, he has started day-dreaming over a presidential ambition to gain attention and distract Ekiti people from the misapplication of public funds for private advantage,” the APC added.
Similarly, the APC has criticised Fayose for saying that the recently disbursed Paris Club Refund will not be enough to pay wages.
The party also alleged that Fayose wants to divert the funds meant for paying the workforce of Ekiti state.