The Ekiti State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, to probe the administration of his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The party said Governor Fayose must ensure that Fayemi and his team explained to the people why they left a huge debt burden for the state.
The state PDP, according to a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Wole Oluwawole, said disclosures on the huge debt left behind by the past All Progressives Congress-led administration in the state was not surprising.
Oluwawole alleged that a former governor, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, also left a huge debt running into several billions of naira when Fayose first took over from him in 2003.
He stated, “The facts are there for all to see and the people of the state saw what Otunba Niyi Adebayo did and what his APC fellow, Kayode Fayemi also did.
“Adebayo took about N5bn loan from the capital market and left workers in the state with backlog of salary arrears running to 16 months in some cases.
“His godson also came, followed the same line of the biblical prodigal son, took loans from capital market and other undisclosed sources, left state workers reeling under the yoke of unpaid salaries. In fact, Fayemi only came to repeat history as far as plunging the state into debts is concerned.
“He went further than his forebearer in APC by mortgaging the future of the state because of projects that have no economic values. Whereas, in the history of the state, PDP-led governments have always left the state in healthy financial condition.
“We laughed when he came up with his feeble defence that he only left over N36bn debts. He deliberately failed to mention commitments as far as workers’ salaries are concerned, he even lied that he only owed September salary, when did he pay that of August and July deductions that they squandered?”