The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, took a swipe at Governor Ayodele Fayose, accusing him of being in the habit of promoting cloudy characters with several alleged crimes hanging on their necks far above Ekiti academic pride of the century, Ayodele Dada, who bagged the best graduating student award at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, with a record 5.0 CGPA.
APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Olatunbosun, accused Governor Fayose of running a government built on his personal image, noting that this misconception had “robbed Ekiti people the quality leadership with the right mindset to see governance beyond the prism of self-glorification.
The party said: “This failure to see governance beyond personal appeal of the governor is costing our state good governance for the development of our people and her deserved place of honour in this country.
“That is why the governor is wasting state resources on helicopter charter to ferry an accused person, Akanni Afolabi, from Abuja to Ekiti after which he took six pages of several newspapers on frivolous adverts to publish court records on the accused’s bail application and topped it with the donation of a new car to same Akanni, who is still under investigation over several criminal cases.
“Governor Fayose is overwhelmed with promoting cloudy characters with several alleged crimes hanging on their necks far above Ekiti academic pride of the century, Ayodele Dada, who bagged the best graduating student award at the University of Lagos with a record 5.0 GPA.
“We are not surprised at the governor’s beatification of crime in this instance because you can only give what you have and gold is usually sold to the person who knows its value. That is why Fayose would prefer to celebrate thugs and roughnecks to celebrating the Ekiti golden boy that has put Ekiti State on the map of academic honour at the University of Lagos.”