Tuesday 14 October 2014

Ekiti PDP slams Prof. Wole Soyinka

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has criticised the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for saying that the defeat of the outgoing Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was a mystery.

In a statement on Monday in Ado-Ekiti by its State Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, the party said the statement was “a product of stomach honorarium.”

The PDP alleged that Soyinka was brought to Ekiti for the inauguration of the new Government House in a chartered helicopter paid from the coffers of the state.

It wondered why Soyinka suddenly turned himself to an image maker of an incumbent governor, who lost an election in all the 16 local government areas in the state and won in less than 20 wards out of 177 wards in the state.

Oluwawole said: “What we are saying is that Fayemi’s woeful loss in the length and breath of Ekiti should have been a pointer to a pure minded and a sane person that image laundering for a governor that was totally rejected by his people could only amount to gluttonic vituperations of highest demeanour.”

Oluwawole reiterated that never in the history of the state was government indebtedness was so high and killing like what is obtainable under Fayemi’s administration.

He said "Ekiti State is now indebted to the tune of N84 billion, the service of which will last till 2020".

He added that it was under Fayemi that pensioners and civil servants are been freely awarded poverty and penury when the government will not pay them salary arrears and deductions to their co-operative societies are being owed up to five months.

According to him, the image of the outgoing governor that Prof. Soyinka was trying to launder had been damaged by himself due to excessive greed, uncontrolled wickedness to workers and high wire corruption that has been exposed to the people of the state.
He said Soyinka pretended he did not know about it.

Oluwawole stated that despite the rejection of Governor Fayemi at the poll, his instinct for reckless spending and last minute embezzlement has made him to be inviting different people to the state to come and commission mostly uncompleted projects, while milking the purse of the state dry in the name of entertainment and logistics on each occasion such VIPs are in Ekiti State.

The PDP spokesman noted that Soyinka was blindfolded by the chartered helicopter that brought him to the state, saying if he were to come by road, he would have seen the physical and human degradation caused by Fayemi that he has come to praise.

“Soyinka should remain a dreamer anyway because he cannot understand the plight of Ekiti people under the draconian rule of Governor Fayemi and the pains and indebtedness he has caused the yet to be born generation of Ekiti indigenes,” Oluwawole said.

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