The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has berated Governor Ayodele Fayose for his opposition to the Federal Government’s request to take loan from China for development purposes.
The party said President Muhammadu Buhari’s initiative is in tandem with other countries of the world that are engaged in bilateral arrangements for development purposes.
Fayose had on Wednesday written to the government of China, urging President XI Jinping not to approve $2b loan to implement development component of the 2016 national budget. He sent the letter through his emissary to the Chinese Embassy in Abuja, while he personally took a copy of the letter to Shanghai to be delivered to the Chinese President.
But APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement that Fayose’s conduct amounted to a national sabotage and a seditious conduct that must not be allowed to go unchallenged. He regretted that the governor got himself busy spending Ekiti money on frivolities while workers’ salaries remained unpaid for four months. “As we speak, doctors are on strike and Ekiti people are dying while the governor gets himself busy with the activities that will lead to evasion of justice in his several alleged criminal cases so that he can protect his questionable wealth across the world. Even though he has the right to entertain himself being a jester as he has always been, this should not be taken to the extent of constituting a security risk to the Federal Republic.
“While other PDP governors, notably Governor Ayade of Cross River State, are always in Aso Rock on building relationship with the Federal Government for the development of their states, Fayose has made himself a lone enemy of the Federal Government as a self-appointed leader of the opposition to discredit Buhari’s development initiatives,” he said.