A former minister of state for works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said it is ungodly and immoral for Governor Ayo Fayose to be sharing money to teachers and civil servants in the state, leaving their salaries unpaid.
Adeyeye said this in a statement on Tuesday, June 26, released by the director of media and publicity, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM), Niyi Ojo, Vanguard reports.
He asked Governor Fayose to explain the source of the cash being distributed to teachers and civil servants to get their votes for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.
Adeyeye reiterated that it was immoral for a governor to be sharing money to teachers and other civil servants who are owed between six and nine months salary arrears in a bid to curry their votes for his anointed candidate.
The ex-minister wondered why Fayose who has been complaining of paucity of funds now turned to “Santa Claus” distributing cash and other gifts to woo workers.
Adeyeye said: “The teachers have been asking some of us elders in the state, to help them ask the governor, how and when he suddenly came in possession of such huge sum of money, which he is now distributing to them.
“They said he has been distributing rice and chicken in large sizes too, just as it is his style in the past to ask them to vote for his anointed candidate in next month’s election.”
The former PDP governorship aspirant also wondered why the governor would still want to employ the same tricks he used in 2014 before he became governor to continually deceive the teachers in the state.
Adeyeye said further: “I have said severally, in the past that Governor Fayose does not mean well for the people of the state and that he really believes that the people of the state are stupid. If not, how does one explain this latest scam of his?”
NAIJ.com previously reported that ahead of the forthcoming Ekiti state gubernatorial elections slated for July 14, a new public opinion poll conducted by NOIPolls pitched Professor Kolapo Olusola, the candidate of the PDP in an early 8-point lead over Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the APC.
The poll was conducted between Monday, June 18 and Saturday, June 23, and it sought to assess the preparedness of voters towards the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
According to the poll, from the results of 1,000 randomly selected respondents, all resident in Ekiti state, and interviewed via telephone: Professor Olusola, fondly known as Eleka polled 34%; Dr Fayemi (JKF) polled 26%; Otunba Segun Adewale of ADP, fondly called Oshaprapra, 7%; and Reverend Tunde Afe of ANRP, 6%.