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Ekiti PDP tackles Fayemi over N3bn COVID-19 fund

The People’s Democratic Party in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Kayode Fayemi to provide an explanation to the general public on how his government spent N3bn received to mitigate the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The party, in an announcement by the State factional Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju on Wednesday, stated that it has change into essential for the governor to make clarification on the fund in view of excessive degree of poverty within the state.

The opposition PDP which was reacting to revelation by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello that every states acquired N1bn from the federal government and N1.1 billion from World Bank as COVID-19 interventions fund.

The party noted that Ekiti State acquired N3bn COVID-19 from federal government, World Bank in addition to donations from corporate organisations and individuals were shrouded in secrecy till Governor Bello uncovered the event.

It added that “the individuals of Ekiti State need to know what occurred to the fund since there isn’t any proof to point out that it was spent on something.

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“Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State overtly admitted that his State acquired N1 billion as COVID-19 fund from the Federal Authorities and that N1.1 billion grant was supplied by the World Financial institution.

“Governor Bello went on to say that it was solely Kogi State that refused to signal MoU accepting the World Financial institution doc N1.1 bilion grant, that means that different States, together with Ekiti bought the N1.1 billion from World Financial institution.

“Additionally, over N1 billion was donated to Ekiti State by personal people and company organisations, making over N3 billion that the State bought for COVID-19.

“Our query is, the place is the cash?, the party requested?

The party additionally demanded explanation on the whereabouts of CACOVID palliatives, saying that the government can not declare to have distributed the packages since they had been distributed by CACOVID.

In a swift response, the All Progressive Congress urged the opposition PDP to tender apology apologise for inflicting the folks of the state with poverty throughout its locust four years in saddle.

The APC through its Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, stated Governor Fayemi has been prudent in managing the assets of the state.

“Isn’t it shameful {that a} party that produced an administration that couldn’t account for billions of Naira meant for budget support, bailouts and other funds it acquired is now turning round to accuse a prudent government, that carries alongside the people in its day to day activities, of misappropriation?

“PDP members and those who are bent on causing more confusion in the state ought to shelve their devilish plan or else they face dire consequences as security agents are more at alert to deal with trouble makers,” he stated.

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