THE Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has appealed to Governor Kayode Fayemi to provide explanation to the public on how his government spent the N3billion it received to mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic. The party, in a statement on Wednesday by the state factional Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, said it has become necessary for the governor to make clarification on the fund in view of high level of poverty. The opposition PDP was reacting to a revelation by Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello that each state received N1billion from the Federal Government and N1.1 billion from World Bank as COVID-19 interventions fund.
In a swift reaction, the All Progressives Congress (APC) urged the opposition PDP to tender an apology for inflicting the people of the state with poverty during its locust four years in the saddle. APC, through its Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, said Governor Fayemi has been prudent in managing the resources of the state. “Isn’t it shameful that a party that produced an administration that couldn’t account for billions of Naira meant for budget support, bailouts and other funds it received, is now turning around to accuse a prudent government that carries along the people in its day to day activities, of misappropriation? “PDP members and those who are bent on causing more confusion in the state should shelve their devilish plan or else they will face dire consequences, as security agents are more at alert to deal with trouble makers,” he said.