Governor Ayodele Fayose has been told by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to probe the administration of former Governor, Kayode Fayemi.The party said that Fayemi must give explanation for the huge debts he left behind.
Fayose has been in an exchange of word with his predecessor claiming that he left debt of N84b. Fayemi denied this and urged Fayose to study his handing over notes properly before making any monetary accusations.
Fayose has also lambasted Fayemi for spending N3.3b on building a new Governor’s Lodge which he said will be difficult for the state to maintain.
The PDP, in a statement signed by the state’s Publicity Secretary, Wole Oluwawole, said that the APC have such track record with former Governor Niyi Adebayo also leaving a debt of N5b behind in 2003.
“The facts are there for all to see and the people of the state saw what Otunba Niyi Adebayo did and what his APC fellow, Kayode Fayemi also did.
“Adebayo took about N5bn loan from the capital market and left workers in the state with backlog of salary arrears running to 16 months in some cases.
“His godson also came, followed the same line of the biblical prodigal son, took loans from capital market and other undisclosed sources, left state workers reeling under the yoke of unpaid salaries. In fact, Fayemi only came to repeat history as far as plunging the state into debts is concerned.
“He went further than his forebearer in APC by mortgaging the future of the state because of projects that have no economic values. Whereas, in the history of the state, PDP-led governments have always left the state in healthy financial condition.
“We laughed when he came up with his feeble defence that he only left over N36bn debts. He deliberately failed to mention commitments as far as workers’ salaries are concerned, he even lied that he only owed September salary, when did he pay that of August and July deductions that they squandered?” the statement said.