The Ekiti Progressives Youths (EPY) has demanded an explanation from the Minister of Solid Minerals Development and ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi over his alleged contribution of N1billion campaign fund of the Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
Rising from its meeting in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, the EPY said in a communique signed by its President and Secretary, Mr Samuel Adekunle and Comrade Roland Adewale that it was alarmed that Dr Fayemi, who left Ekiti State in debt could donate N1 billion to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship election campaign in Ondo State.
The youths said “it was strange that Fayemi could donate N1.5 billion to the APC presidential election campaign and another N1 billion to governorship election campaign within two years when youths, who are members of his party are wallowing in abject poverty.”
They said it was wicked for Fayemi to have used fund looted from Ekiti State to purchase appointment as Secretary to the Government of Ondo State for his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.
The EPY noted that “the N1 billion allegedly wasted in Ondo State by Fayemi would have empowered 10,000 youths in Ekiti State at N100, 000 each and that would have gone a long way to alleviate the sufferings of the youths, especially those in the APC.
“Ekiti youths should recall also that Fayemi allegedly donated N1.5 billion to the campaign fund of President Muhammadu Buhari, which many believed qualified him for the ministerial appointment that he got.
“It should also be recalled that two out of the four trailers of rice and other food items donated to the Ekiti State APC by Dangote Foundation, were diverted to Ondo State and handed to Akeredolu by Fayemi’s wife.
“Now, Fayemi has used another N1 billion to buy SSG appointment for his wife in Ondo State. This is the height of wickedness and we, the youths of Ekiti State are waiting for Fayemi to declare his ambition to contest the 2018 governorship election.”