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APC To Fayose: Account For N10bn Allocated To Airport Project


Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the immediate past governor of the state, Mr Ayodele Fayose to account for the N10 billion awarded by his administration for the take -off of the state airport project.

The party urged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to face its internal wrangling and woes rather than insulting the good people of the state with its incongruously written comments.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, the APC noted that the PDP or any of its members has no moral right to comment on the ongoing cargo airport project currently being executed by the APC-led administration in the state.

But the People s Democratic Party in Ekiti State described the airport project as “an avenue for corruption”.

The party Caretaker Committee Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, alleged that the airport was a ploy by Governor Kayode Fayemi “to take away the money of Ekiti to contest the presidential election. The people of Ekiti should resist that vehemently

According to the statement signed by the APC Director of Media and Publicity, Elder Sam Oluwalana said the criticism from the PDP is only reminding the people of the state of the chains of dirty deals and sufferings unleashed on them by the administration of Fayose.

“This is an administration that earmarked over N10 billion for the cargo airport and there was nothing to show for this tax payers money.

“At the inception of the present administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi, nothing concrete or visible was found at the project site despite the huge amount of money earmarked for it and approved by the house of assembly,” he added.

Oluwalana said now that the project has been revisited and work has commenced in earnest at the site, the opposition party started raising baseless and unfounded allegations.

“If members of the PDP are not suffering from symptoms of senility or dementia precox, it is better for them to concentrate on resolving the internal bickering currently bedeviling the party.

“I am aware that PDP members resort to blackmail in their desperate attempt to redeem their battered and diminished fortune, but the good people of Ekiti state know and understand better.

“From the huge amount of money budgeted for the airport project, Fayose found it difficult to pay compensation to land owners whose property was acquired for the project.” Oluwalana declared.

Odeyemi added, “Of what importance is the airport project to an average Ekiti man. Compare it to the bridge built by former Governor Ayodele Fayose in the Ekiti State capital. People are benefiting from the bridge. How many people will benefit from this airport project? It is an avenue for corruption.

“A government that specialises in sacking its workers but knows how to construct Governor’s Lodge in Abuja and recently approving a consultant for the building of the airport is obviously not a serious government,” the PDP scribe said.

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