AN APC chieftain, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has urged the people of Ekiti State to be wary of some promises made by Governor Ayodele Fayose in the name of providing jobs for the youths of the state.
Adeyeye,in a statement by Mr Niyi Ojo, the director of Media of his campaign group, PAAM, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, yesterday, said that the state governor has been deceiving the people of the state since 2002.
He claimed that the recent offer by Governor Fayose to create 2000 jobs for the youths of the state, is a scam that would end in naught and that it will only hurt their feelings and aggravate their present position instead if improving their lots. The former Minister of State for Works, asked the state governor to employ from the pool of 10,000 youths, who who obtained forms for the sum of N1000 each, few weeks after he was sworn into office, about four years ago instead of deceiving the people by asking them to submit fresh applications and register anew for job openings.
“It is obvious that he is only deceiving the people of the state. It is so unbecoming of a state governor to deceive the youths of his state, who have supported him so much in the past. We are talking of indigent youths from poor homes, who laboured to pay for forms and registered for this nonexistent jobs, three and a half years ago.
“Now, he wants to repeat the scam again, just few months to the end of his term and one month before the governorship election, through which he wants to continue to rule the state by proxy. The people of state should now wisen up to his antics and refuse to be continued to be deceived by the Pharaoh in Ekiti State. It is a good thing that the Teachers and workers have seen through his antics and have decided to ditch him and his team for the opposition. The youths of the state, should follow their lead and refuse to be further taken in by his lies,” he said.
However, the State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo, refuted Adeyeye’s allegations against the Fayose administration.
He said the employment exercise was not a scam, adding that many youths who had obtained the forms had been praising the governor.
“ I am not surprised at the allegations of Prince Adeyeye. Gov. Fayose will never release employment forms that are not genuine or fake but Adeyeye is only criticising the state governor because he is a failure. “ I wish to state categorically that as at this morning, 2,000 youths have obtained the forms and they are appreciating Gov . Fayose,” he said.
Similarly, the Commissioner for Information Youths and Sports Development, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi, said ‘’Adeyeye is only speaking from both sides of the mouth. He is not a democrat and before he defected to APC, he was always supporting all the actions and decisions of Gov. Ayodele Fayose. I will only advise Ekiti people to disregard his words and comments.”