Photos: Fayemi and wife spent N100m on their bedrooms – Fayose’s aide claims

 New governor of Ekiti state Ayo Fayose has accused former
governor Kayode Fayemi of spending a whooping
N50million on beds in his and his wife’s bedroom at the
Ekiti State Govt House which they recently vacated. (one of
the beds pictured above). The new governor claimed that
between Fayemi and his wife, what was spent on their
bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms will be in the region of
Fayose made this accusation in a statement that was
released yesterday October 20th by his Special Assistant
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka. The
new governor described the newly built Government House
in the state as a show of wickedness to Ekiti people, many
of whom cannot afford to feed once a day. See photos of the
Government House and an official statement sent to source

N3.3bn New Govt House Is Fayemi’s Show Of Wickedness
To Ekiti People – Fayose’s Aide
Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Ayodele
Fayose on Information and Social Media, Mr Lere Olayinka
has described the new government house built by the
immediate past government of Dr Kayode Fayemi as an act
of insensitivity to the plight of Ekiti people, many of whom
cannot afford to feed once in a day.
Speaking with pressmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, Olayinka
said no progressive minded Ekiti person would see the out-
of-this-world luxury provided with over N3.3bn borrowed
fund for Fayemi, his wife and children and will not weep for
the State and its people.
Olayinka, who said Governor Fayose was alarmed at the
waste of Ekiti resources to provide comfort for a single
family out of the thousands of households in the State,
added that; “the governor would have preferred to sell out
the property and use the fund to provide basic amenities
and employment opportunities for the people.
He disclosed that Fayemi was planning to buy a helicopter
if he had returned to office for a second term, adding that;
“the plan was for Fayemi to run government from the
comfort of Oke-Ayoba Government House and move from
there to anywhere he wanted without the people seeing him.
That’s also the reason he (Fayemi) refused to renovate the
Governor’s Office, leaving it in a state of disrepair because
he knew that he was not going to use the office during his
second term.”
“Also, contract for the maintenance of the property was
already awarded for N150m per annum.
“When we visited the Government House for the first time
yesterday, Mr Governor was like; how I wish I can sell off
this place or turn it to commercial use? It is simply wicked
for a governor to be more interested in this manner of
ostentatious comfort at the expense of the people.”
Speaking further, the governor’s aide said; “The bed on
which Fayemi slept before he left government alone costs
over N30 million! That of his wife costs over N20 million!
“Between Fayemi and his wife, what was spent on their
bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms will be in the region of
N100 million.
“How can a responsible government use borrowed fund to
provide this kind of luxury for the governor and his family
alone in a State where a lot of people cannot afford to feed
once in a day?
“People should ask the outgone governor what was really
wrong with the abandoned governor’s lodge used by his
(Fayemi) predecessors?
“Shouldn’t such funds expended on the hilltop edifice have
been used to resuscitate the moribund Textile Factory in
Ado-Ekiti that was turned to lock-up shops to provide
employments for our teeming unemployed youths?
“Also, was Fayemi living in that manner of opulence before
he became governor? Was he sleeping on a body-
massaging bed and bathing in an electric controlled
“Here is Fayemi, who could not pay workers salary, owing
them two months’ salary before he left. A Fayemi, who out
of sheer wickedness refused to pay pensioners N2.4bn
pension and gratuities, N400m workers leave bonus, N700m
subventions to parastatals and tertiary institutions and
remit N2.4bn four months cooperative society’s deductions
from workers salary, preferring to use over N3bn borrowed
fund to provide luxury for himself, his wife and children
“This is wickedness!
“Most importantly, did our late sage, Chief Obafemi
Awolowo, whom Fayemi and his so-called progressives
claim as their role-model live in any government house, not
to talk of building an Emperor-like House for himself? Did
late Michael Adekunle Ajasin build a monarchical
government house for himself? Did Baba Lateef Jakande
live in any government house? These are great Yoruba
sons, whose recorded landmark achievements as Premier of
the old Western Region and governors of Lagos State and
the old Ondo State respectively. The duo of Ajasin and
Jakande were able to impact tremendously on their States
because they would not like to waste public fund to provide
luxury for themselves.
While reiterating Governor Fayose’s avowed commitment to
the masses, Olayinka said; “Left for Governor Fayose, he
won’t use that aristocratic government house because it is
a symbol of oppression in itself. He will prefer to live where
Ekiti people can easily see him, touch him, eat with him and
discuss the progress of the State together. “But abandoning
it would amount to colossal waste of public funds, let me
assure you Governor Fayose will not hide himself from the
masses” Olayinka declared.

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