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|Alleged N4b Fraud Diversionary, APC Tells Fayose by MisterNAIRALAND: 5:28pm On Jun 24, 2015|
A war of words has again ensured between the Ekiti State’s All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
While PDP has alleged that the recent workers’ verification exercise in the state has revealed how the administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi diverted over N4 billion entitlements of workers to the APC through various means, the APC has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of his old practice of falsehood and blackmail to divert Ekiti people’s attention from proven cases of sharp practices in governance, saying his party ‘s allegation of diversion of N4b by former Governor Kayode Fayemi was to take Ekiti people’s attention from N720m he awarded himself as salary arrears for his unfinished first time while at the same time owing workers salaries and pensioners’ entitlement.
PDP said ghost workers detected during the exercise were among the methods used to perpetrate the fraud.
In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the party claimed that some of the some of the civil servants who collaborated with the APC in the shady deal, and who claimed that they were short-changed, had exposed the deal.
Adebayo said that the money involved in the fraud amounting to N2.1bn was withdrawn from the salary accounts of civil servants and moved to the APC secretariat for sharing from time to time in the four years that the APC government led by Fayemi lasted in Ekiti State.
The PDP spokesman also added that the missing deductions from workers’ salaries for the months of April, May, June July and August, 2014 running to about N1.8 billion was also traced to the APC secretariat, as information had it that it was packaged for the running of the party after Fayemi lost his re-election bid in June 2014.
“We have it on good authority that the missing deductions from civil servants’ salaries for five months were gathered together immediately it dawned on the Fayemi-led government that there will not be funds to maintain the party after Fayemi’s exit on October 16, 2014 because the party would not have access to the money from the ghost workers again,” he said.
In the same vein, the PDP stated that a certain amount of money set aside for the payment of members of the National Youth Service Corps which was about N220 million was given to members of the state executive of the APC by Fayemi as a parting gift.
A statement by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, expressed dismay that the governor was just realising that N4b was diverted by Fayemi after eight months in office and after the governor was exposed as an enemy of workers, having owed workers’ salaries and pensions at the time he awarded himself N720m and paying back N650m to his election contractors.
“It is laughable that as much as 4billion was diverted and or embezzled by the Fayemi administration and Fayose is just knowing eight months after assumption of office, pretending that a kangaroo verification exercise had revealed this. This is better told to the marines!
“Fayemi had earlier offered his administration for probe when Fayose started a similar campaign of calumny to cover his tracks in financial mismanagement but the governor had no courage for such exercise because there was nothing to probe,” he said.
“Fayose is at it again in his usual funny game to divert Ekiti people’s attention from his sharp practices in governance. This is an afterthought that exposes his ignorance and confusion. If Fayose is sure of his facts, he should not waste time in taking his case to the EFCC,” Olatubosun said.
“There is no deduction anywhere. It is not possible. Even though for the two years that federal allocations to the state dwindled with as much as N500 million, Fayemi was still paying workers’ salaries with overdraft until Fayose as Governor-elect wrote to banks to stop it, so how was any deduction and diversion possible under that situation?
“The biometric system was so transparent such that it did not allow ghost workers syndrome, but since the PDP is now saying its government had detected 1,000 ghost workers, we are interested in unmasking the ghosts, which we believe is the governor’s making and we demand that the names of these ghost workers be published,” he added.
The APC spokesman said the governor and his party should approach the EFCC with their claim, including the list of workers used to siphon funds. He said Fayemi would be willing to defend his financial transactions in government with facts and figures.
He said this lie is coming now because APC had put Fayose’s administration on the spot over inability to pay workers salary, including alleged N650 million to election his contractors monthly, stoppage of poverty reduction programmes of his predecessor at the time he is facing N1.3b poultry fraud case in court while also awarding himself N720m salary arrears.
“We want to say that this diversionary tactic has failed. Fayose had said on several occasions that the greatest weapon in politics and governance is telling lies.
“All Nigerians, Ekiti people in particular, know the kind of human being Fayose is and so they would not be deceived by this diversionary tactic to continue to owe workers’ salaries and pensions to retirees.
“With money saved from cancellations of empowerment schemes, refusal to fund security agencies, job cuts, cuts in allowances, refund of N24b by the Federal Government, six moratorium on bond repayment, abandonment of capital projects initiated by Fayemi and non-award of fresh capital projects, APC will not stop from asking the governor to fulfil his obligations to Ekiti people,” Olatubosun said.
He urged the governor to show his development blueprint and achievements eight months in the saddle instead of engaging in lies, mindless private comfort and encouraging indolence and crimes among youths.
|Re: Alleged N4b Fraud Diversionary, APC Tells Fayose by MisterNAIRALAND: 5:29pm On Jun 24, 2015|
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