- Dr Kayode Fayemi has warned the College of Education in Ekiti to stop the illegal recruitment of supporters of Governor Ayo Fayose
- The incoming governor said such recruitment with political undertones are illegal and would be treated as such when he assumes office
- Fayose, however, said his successor is only being haunted by the past
The management of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti state, has been warned by the governor-elect of the state, Kayode Fayemi, to stop working in collaboration with Governor Ayo Fayose, to embark on illegal mass employment of the latter’s supporters.
The management, in a statement released by the director of Fayemi’s media office, Wole Olujobi, was warned to desist from actions capable of crippling the incoming administration, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the statement added that there were similar plans in the works, by the Fayose government, to reward supporters.
The governor-elect pointed out that such recruitment with political undertones are illegal and would be treated as such when he assumes office.
The statement read: “We wish to caution the management of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, and other institutions of government on the danger of conniving with an administration that has refused to employ just one man in about four years to now choose to embark on mass recruitment of supporters for the purpose of crippling the incoming administration at a time that Fayose’s administration is owing backlog of salaries with no hope of payment till the end of his administration.
“We hereby alert the people of Ekiti state to this clear act of sabotage which the management of the college is trying to execute on behalf of Governor Fayose to intentionally cripple the smooth running of the administration of the college when the new administration comes on board, particularly coming at the time that subvention to the college has not been paid for long while research and capital funding has been abandoned.
“The recruitment becomes more illegal, as the beneficiaries of the exercise are mainly Fayose’s cronies whom he wants to compensate after deceiving them for three years.”
In reaction however, Governor Fayose said his successor is only being haunted by the past.
In a statement released via his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor said: “When Fayemi lost the election in 2014, he embarked upon a reckless recruitment and brought many APC members in. When we assumed office, despite the fact that he left the state in a huge debt, we did not sack any worker, but we couldn’t employ.
“He did that to sabotage our administration. So what moral justification does he have to question us? In any case, we are not a reckless government and won’t do things their way. This government is for all Ekiti and will do only what is right at the right time.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Ayodele Fayose finally reacted to the outcome of the Ekiti gubernatorial election; describing it as rigged, and blaming President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress had defeated Professor Kolapo Eleka who is the deputy governor of the state in the July 14 polls.
Fayose vowed that the party would secure its stolen mandate in court. He claimed there was no celebration in Ekiti after Fayemi’s victory; saying it showed the mandate was stolen from the people.
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