The Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi has described as fraudulent, the supplementary budget approved by the state house of assembly for the governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The N10 billion supplementary budget was approved on Thursday after a lengthy deliberation by the lawmakers who were ordered by the governor to speed up the approval.
The lawmakers have been on recess since July and called for emergency deliberation to approve the budget for the governor whose tenure expires on October 16.
Reacting, Fayemi warned that the consequences of illegal appropriation will be grave for individuals who are party to the illegality.
The incoming governor warned that those involved in the fraudulent approval and the ministry officials will be asked to account for their actions as soon as he takes over the office.
Meanwhile, Wole Olujobi the spokesman to Dr. Fayemi described Fayose’s letter to the EFCC as a decoy to full Ekiti People.
Olujobi told The Cable that the governor was not sincere in his letter, adding that the people are wise and would not be deceived by the governor’s “ostrich game”.
“If you know Fayose very well, when he makes any declarative statement, that people would have thought he means business, I am telling you it is another ploy by him to do otherwise. When he wanted to escape in 2016, he went round the whole capital city of Ado Ekiti, asking his supporters to meet him at Fajuyi area of the town for a rally. His supporters mobilized themselves to Fajuyi expecting Fayose. The next thing they heard was that Fayose had escaped while his supporters that he called for a rally at Fajuyi area were anxiously waiting for him.
“So, we don’t believe he is sincere about the letter he wrote to the EFCC, its another kind of decoy to pull a surprise.”