Ekiti PDP, APC clash on economy

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has warned the All Progressives Congress to stop its “perpetual lies” against Governor Ayodele Fayose or else they will face the wrath of the masses.

The PDP said that it had come to the conclusion that the opposition party in the state had chosen destructive propaganda in its attempt to discredit the good work of the governor.

However, the APC in Ekiti described the “ceaseless attacks and insults” on President Muhammadu Buhari by the governor as “a devious bad-mouthing and reckless diversionary tactics” to take public attention from his many alleged constitutional breaches.

It said such petulant antics would not save the governor from facing justice over his many infractions on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In a statement by the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, the party said the latest claim that Ekiti State Government received N8.5bn as the allocation for June instead of N6.8bn was a deliberate distortion of fact.

“In as much as we are not opposed to the contribution of the opposition on any issues of state importance as a political party, we should be mindful of the fact that people out there are watching us and could judge us based on the assessment at their disposal which could have great influence on their reactions to any party.

“Although we are happy that the APC is misbehaving to the people of the state, we believe we can still help them to minimise their calamity by rendering such warnings at a time like this.”

But the state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement on Tuesday, said the governor’s antics in his relentless media attacks on the President would not distract the Federal Government from pursuing its anti-graft agenda and free the country from official impunity.

“It is laughable and an insult on the intelligence of Nigerians for Fayose to accuse President Buhari of persecuting the opposition simply because he wants to recover stolen funds from the nation’s treasury and punish looters.

“Fayose has persecuted members of the opposition in Ekiti State to no end. He runs them out of town, as promised, by declaring them wanted over trumped-up murder charges.

“He seized monetised vehicles of opposition members in the last administration and recently ejected them from their houses at a government housing estate, disregarding their subsisting mortgage agreement with the housing corporation, even as no fewer than three opposition members are in prison over Fayose-induced trumped-up charges,” Olatunbosun explained.