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Fayose Lere Olayinka slams ex-commissioner who criticised Governor

Kolawole had earlier said Fayose lacked the intellectual capacity to run the state.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state play

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state


Lere Olayinka, the special assistant on public communications and new media to the Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose, has slammed a former commissioner of finance in the state, Dapo Kolawole for criticising his boss.

Kolawole had earlier said Fayose lacked the intellectual capacity to run the state.

He also claimed that Ekiti state has enough money to pay civil servants for three months.

Olayinka, in a statement obtained from Premium Times, said “It is only in the world of miracle that a State that was plunged into debt and is losing over N1 billion to loan deductions monthly can sustain regular payment of salaries.

“In saner climes, the likes of Dapo Kolawole will be covering their faces in shame, having presided over the unprecedented looting of Ekiti State treasury and plunging of the State into unwarranted debt.

“The reality is if Ekiti was not plunged into debt by the Fayemi’s government, the State would have received N1, 920,027,383.96 for the month of April, 2016; N1, 860,919,359.32 in May, 2016; N2, 151,966,892.79 in March, 2016; N2, 324,677,903.78 in February, 2016; N2, 546,181,882.96 in January, 2016 and N2, 258,837,558.38 in December, 2015!

“Therefore, a man like Dapo Kolawole, who as Finance Commissioner ran the State economy aground should just cover his face in shame instead of running from one media house to another to justify the use of borrowed funds to plant flowers, construct uncompleted State Pavilion, Civic Centre, Governor’s Lodge among other irrelevant projects.

“Above are just two aspects of the financial mismanagement superintended over by Dapo Kolawole and common sense demands that characters like him should just keep mum while the Government of Ayodele Fayose goes about finding solutions to the financial crises caused by the frivolous loans obtained by the Fayemi-led APC government.”

A lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu sued Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state at the Federal High Court in Lagos state, for joining the ongoing workers’ strike in the state.

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