Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that he will probe the incumbent governor, Ayo Fayose, once he assumes office in October.
Fayemi made this known after he went to show President Buhari his certificate of return.
In his words;
”It will be irresponsible on my part to say to you that we will not examine what transpired in the last four years in the manner of governance. What were the receipts in terms of revenue into Ekiti state. What were the expenditure in that period? Why were we not able to pay salaries?” he said.
However, incumbent governor, Fayose has also responded that he is not scared of the governor-elect threats of probing him once he resumes office.
Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, while reacting to Fayemi’s threat said that “he (Fayemi) should stop living in the world where threat of probe scares people because we in the government of Fayose are not afraid of victimization and vendetta that Fayemi is obviously coming with.”
“If Fayemi is on vendetta mission, which is obvious that he is, he will first destroy himself because like Ekiti and its people survived him during his first tenure, the people will outlive him this time too.
“During his first tenure, he probed the government of Engr Segun Oni and said he (Oni) should refund N5.4 billion to the state government account. He went further to say that the state government should explore all legal means by inviting anti-graft bodies like Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) including courts to compel Oni and others so indicted to refund the money to the government purse.
“However, he is now wining and dining with the same Segun Oni.”
Declaring that all books of the government are open for the public to see, Governor Fayose’s spokesperson said “it is funny that the same Fayemi, who refused to appear before a duly constituted commission of inquiry is the one talking talking about probe.
He said; “What is he waiting for? Can’t he start the probe today?
“As for us, we have counted the cost for shenanigans of Fayemi and his Abuja impostors and we are not afraid to confront them when the time comes.
“To us, there are just two things that can come from dictators – death and incarceration, we are not afraid of any.”