IThe Deputy Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Tajudeen Akingbolu, has urged the people to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the July 14 governorship election.
Akingbolu, in a chat with The Nation in Ado-Ekiti, urged Ekitis at home and abroad to participate in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise to participate in the poll.
He urged them to use their votes to end what he called “the cycle of hunger, suffering and hardship” allegedly unleashed by the PDP government led by Governor Ayo Fayose.
Akingbolu said Ekiti people enjoyed better standard of living under the APC government of Dr Kayode Fayemi, wondering why Fayose has failed to utilise funds collected from the Federal Government to offset workers’ entitlements.
The lawyer said APC-led governments in other parts of Nigeria are investing in other sectors of the economy to better the lots of their people unlike what obtains in Ekiti.
Akingolu said: “It is unfortunate that despite what APC led government did in Ekiti up till 2014, the PDP through the federal might came on board and disorganized everything and ensured that APC left government.
“Since PDP came to power, there has been no development in Ekiti State. Salaries are not being paid, civil servants are hungry despite all the financial interventions from the Federal Government like bailout, Paris Club refunds and Budget Support Fund.
He added: “It is unfortunate that despite these financial lifelines, Governor Ayo Fayose has borrowed up to N56 billion within three years that he got to power. This is unacceptable and it is an abomination.
“Unfortunately, our people are at the receiving end of the maladministration of Governor Fayose and that is why we are calling on entire Ekiti indigenes to come home particularly those in Diaspora and ensure that there is good governance in Ekiti.
“This can only happen through the enthronement of APC in the July 14 governorship election. What we are witnessing in Ekiti shows that we need a rescue mission, we need a rescue mission.