The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Ayodele Fayose to declare his assets like his predecessor, Governor Kayode Fayemi, who publicly declared his assets to the applause of Ekiti people.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday, said that the call became imperative following the insinuations that the state’s resources were allegedly being channeled towards private enterprises outside the state by the governor 10 months after its earlier call.
He said, “The governor must seize the opportunity of declaring his assets to douse speculations of his alleged funneling of the state’s resources to his private enterprises abroad.
“It is curious that he has not abused President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after they declared their assets. Fayose’s loud silence on the President in this case is curious because the governor has never seen anything good in whatever the President does,” Olatunbosun said.
Responding, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi said,
“We won’t react, let them tell us how many APC governors have openly declared their assets. Did you read yesterday’s papers on governors’ position on asset declaration? That is it, tell others.
APC has 23 governors, how many have openly declared their assets? The lead story of Vanguard yesterday on assets declaration said it all. The position of the governor is that no reaction. Let their party show the lead by making their 23 state governors declare their assets openly”.