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PDP Urges Civil Servants Not To Connive With Fayemi To Embezzle State Funds

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a warning to the state’s civil servants  not to collaborating with the outgoing APC-led government to loot the state’s treasury.

In a press statement issued by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the party warned that any civil servants found to have assisted Fayemi’s administration in the illegal employment and issuance of backdated letters of appointment  will face disciplinary action when the new government is inaugurated. He also warned that civil servants discovered to have helped the outgoing government to loot the treasury will face  the same consequence.

Oluwawole revealed that Fayemi directed top civil servants at a meeting held on Thursday, to come up with a  supplementary budget for the local government election scheduled for end of July.

The PDP spokesman stated that civil servants involved in the preparation of the budget and release of the money for the election will be penalised. He alleged that the outgoing governor approved different sums of money within a day with the papers being perfected by his civil servant collaborators.

Oluwawole stressed that Fayemi’s looting spree has amounted to about N3 billion within the last two weeks , saying that most of these money are been syphoned by the governor and his collaborators with impunity.

According to him a sum of N184,863,211.19, N406,293,791.08 and another N604m was collected within a day for the purchase of furniture that would be used at the new Government House which is yet to be completed soon.

It was equally alleged that the governor made a N1.9 billion approval for the procurement of medical equipment for Oba Rufus Adejugbe General Hospital Ado Ekiti all within one week.

It was also exposed in the statement that the government has perfected plans to raise another N5 billion loan before its exit in October, the contract of which PDP said has been awarded to a consultant in Lagos who facilitated many other loans for the state government in the past.

“We’ve gathered that the government is. planning to plunge Ekiti State into another round of bond chasing because of the intention of the outgoing governor and his men to milk Ekiti dry before leaving the government in October,” Oluwawole said.

“We wonder why the APC government is doing this now that the people of Ekiti has rejected them by voting out Governor Kayode Fayemi in the 21st June election.

“It is unfortunate that what Fayemi determined to do in his second time in office which the people of Ekiti state has denied him he want to capture in the remaining three months that he will still be in office.”

PDP however called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to be at alert and intervene at the appropriate time so that Ekiti state treasury could be saved from total embezzlement.

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