Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, and the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed over the deplorable state of the Ado-Akure road.
Fayose had raised alarm last week over the road, where he described it as death traps, calling on the Federal Government to urgently begin work on the road.
But the Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Ade Ajayi, in a statement accused the former governor of alleged misappropriation of N400 million earmarked for the reconstruction of the road.
The party added, “We are surprised that the former governor could be describing the road as being deplorable, he misappropriated the N400 million naira set aside for the reconstruction of the road.
“Mr Fayose left almost all the State roads untouched and inflated the few roads and the Fly Over he constructed.”
However, Fayose in a switch reaction reiterated his earlier declaration on the road, saying that Governor Kayode Fayemi has allegedly stop plying the road as a result of the deplorable condition.
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Speaking through his media aide, Lere Olayinka, the former governor noted that the APC should approach the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) if they have evidence on the alleged N400 million.
“The issue we are talking about is the deplorable condition of Ado–Akure Road. Even Fayemi himself can no longer ply the road with the level of security and the SUV that he uses.
“As per the allegation that somebody mismanaged funds, if they have any evidence that Gov Fayose committed any financial infraction as governor, they should inform the EFCC chapter of their party.
“They are coming up with lies that somebody earmarked N400 million. If Fayemi earmarked N400 million, why didn’t he use the money to fix the road? He spent four years from 2010 to 2014, so for four years, all he could do was to earmark money.
“The dualised portion of Ado–Ikere Road was rehabilitated by Fayose when he was governor. Fayose also extended the dualisation to Ikere Roundabout, if PDP was not robbed in the 2018 election, the arrangement was for that road to have been dualised to Amoye Grammar School, Ikere Ekiti.
“By now, what have they done? Fayemi is running to two years in office now, what have they done? The roads are there, APC is in government in Ondo State, APC is in government in Ekiti State, they cannot put resources together and make the road useable.”