Ekiti State governor-elect, Ayo Fayose, has described the appointment of new permanent secretaries by the outgoing administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi as act desperation.
Fayose, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said recent actions by Fayemi showed he was desperate and playing politics of vendetta and putting stumbling blocks on the way of the incoming administration. He was reacting to the appointment of eight new permanent secretaries by Fayemi.
“As much as we are not opposed to people progressing in their chosen careers, one finds the recent appointments questionable. The questions the people of the state should help ask Fayemi include which ministries the new PS will be attached? Will two PS man a ministry? Are there vacancies that the new PS will fill?
“It is very ridiculous for Fayemi, who has less than two weeks to leave office, to appoint permanent secretary for the incoming administration. It shows how evil the APC is.
“In the last four months, the outgoing government has created 19 new LCDAs, employed 3,000 workers without following due process and right now backlog of salaries of workers are yet to be paid and workers are currently on strike.
“It is evident that Fayemi does not love Ekiti State. His activities are not statesmanlike and honourable. Nigerians should now know that his activities are to put stumbling blocks on the path of the incoming government,” he said.
Adelusi wondered why all these activities were taking place in the twilight of Fayemi’s departure from office, adding that the incoming government would review most of the policies taken in the twilight of Fayemi’s government.