Ex-Ekiti Government Officials Accuse Fayose of Witch-hunting

Former members of the Ekiti State executive council have alleged a plot by the Ayo Fayose-led government to clampdown on them and keep them out of circulation.

They also claimed that the governor is planning to confiscate their monetized official cars purchased under the immediate past governor Kayode Fayemi.

Fayemi’s government had purchased a car each for the public office holders of certain categories on the arrangement that they would pay 60 percent of the total cost of the vehicles while the government pays the balance of 40 per cent. Under the agreement, the money was deducted monthly from the officials’ salaries while the outstanding balance was slated to be deducted from their severance allowance at the end of their service.

The ex-government appointees claim that the Fayose-led government is yet to pay their severance allowance and other allowances, which represents 300 per cent of their annual basic salary as directed by Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RAMFAC.

A statement signed by Olayinka Oyebode, Press Secretary to Fayemi said Modupe Adelabu, one of the officials and 34 others had filed a suit against the state government over the matter.

“Having served the state meritoriously, it is rather immoral, crude and irresponsible for the incumbent administration to continuously harass us and seek very dubious ways to tarnish our image over a state policy that was duly documented.

“We maintain that this attempt to get us out of circulation, like the previous ones would fail. We challenge the state government to meet its obligation to former state officials. You cannot be harassing us over an amount that is less than what we are being owed by your government,” Oyebode said in the statement.

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