- A governorship aspirant, Otunba Segun Adewale, has alleged that Governor Fayose of Ekiti, is treating the people of the state like destitute
- Criticising the governor, Adewale said owing workers and pensioners arrears of benefits is an act of wickedness
- He said the state does not need a government that will treat people like they are destitute by giving them handouts and Christmas clothes
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has been condemned by the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Otunba Segun Adewale, for allegedly treating the people of the state like destitute.
Adewale, while on a campaign tour to Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East local government, said it was ‘wicked’ for Fayose to be owing workers and pensioners arrears of benefits while he (Fayose) and his aides collect their allowances up to date, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the governorship candidate promised to invest in human capital development by training 15,000 youths every year in skills acquisition and vocations and give them soft loans to establish their businesses.
He also promised to tackle electricity, noting that some communities in the state have been in total darkness for four years without any effort by the government to solve the problem.
Adewale said: “Ekiti does not need a government that will treat people like they are destitute by giving them handouts and Christmas clothes but a government that will help the people achieve their God given potentials by giving them the opportunity."
Describing himself as “the best man to fix Ekiti state and bring it out of the economic doldrums,” Adewale stressed that what the state needs is the urgent intervention of a visionary leader in so many areas.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti on Wednesday, April 4, said that 218,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state.
The commission said this just as it formally issued a “Notice of Election”, which stated that the governorship election would hold in the state on July 14. It said that this was in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution and the electoral law.
Stop mistreating Ekiti people, Adewale tells Fayose - on NAIJ.com TV