All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has described the allegation of fraud against former Governor Kayode Fayemi by the House of Assembly, as an attempt by Governor Ayodele Fayose to shift attention from his alleged crimes to blackmail the federal government and put the former governor in bad light.
It said Nigerians were not deceived by such antics to take attention from the “flurry of confessions in courts” exposing how Fayose allegedly participated in frauds to win his election.
The House of Assembly members had last Thursday approached the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with a copy of a petition alleging that Fayemi misappropriated N40 billion in projects execution between 2010 and 2014.
But reacting in a statement at the weekend by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said it was too late to divert attention from the revelations on alleged fraud perpetrated by Fayose to fix his election.
Accusing Fayose of being desperate to divert attention from his investigation over alleged election fraud and the same time put Fayemi in bad light, Olatunbosun wondered why it took more than two years before the governor realised that the House of Assembly was the vehicle through which he could transmit a petition to the EFCC.
He also slammed the members of the House of Assembly, accusing them of “ineptitude, mediocrity and slave boys of a reckless and lawless governor.”
He said: “The lawmakers does not having constitutional powers to act as petitioners in matter that concerns only the executive arm of government, majority of the members do not possess educational qualifications that can prepare them for the duties they were elected to perform, hence their directionless conduct and acting as tools of the governor while they suffer in penury.”