Governor Kayode Fayemi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State Tuesday alleged that the stifling of local governments of funds by Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration had started manifesting in the abandonment of the five-kilometre road projects at the third-tier of government.
Briefing journalists at the party secretariat in Ado-Ekiti, the PDP Director General, Media and Communication, Mr. Gboyega Aribisogan, alleged that the reckless abandonment of the roads, especially at the local government levels has continued to impose serious hardship on the residents of the state.
“The ruling government has abandoned the five km per local government construction project, if you move round the state today; you will be shocked at the derelict state of most roads in all the 16 local government in the state.
“The abandonment has brought untold hardship to residents of the areas where the project has commenced and this unfortunate.
“We are not surprised, because we alerted Ekiti people when the ruling government came out with the idea. Then, we said it is another ploy to defraud and rip the state off its scarce resources and deprived the people of the state the democracy dividends,” he said.
Besides, the party also raised the alarm over an imminent outbreak of cholera disease in Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti.
The party said, the school, which was regarded as the pride of the state, having produced graduates that have done the state proud in both public and private sectors have no toilets and source of potable water, making students to defecate at the nearby bush and drink contaminated water.
He alleged that “It is appalling to note that for quite some time, the students of the school have been subjected to hardship and health hazards owing to non-availability of potable water and dilapidated state of the toilets and other conveniences in the school.”
“The students in that school now go into the bush to empty their bowels because there are no functional toilets in the school and these have serious health implication for the students and their neighbour. We shouldn’t be surprised if there is cholera outbreak in the school soon,” he said.
The party averred that it is dangerous for students to be excreting in the bush as they could be attacked by dangerous reptiles.
PDP described the neglect of this renowned institution as an attestation to its consistent allegation that Fayemi’s government is insensitive, nonchalant and lack respect for human dignity.
It alleged that the five kilometre roads would have been completed, but for state government’s underhand dealings, having successfully arm-twisted the caretaker chairmen for its own selfish motive in the execution of the projects.