By Rotimi Ojomoyela
A Chieftain of the APC in the state, Prince Akin Olayisade, has told the Deputy Governor and governorship candidate of the PDP, Prof Kolapo Olusola to forget about his ambition of governing the state.
Olyisade said Olusola lacked the requisite experience to govern Ekiti, which he said is presently in dire need of direction and innovative ideas.
The APC chieftain maintained that the state could no longer afford leaders who will sit idle, waiting for monthly federal allocations.
Olayisade said the Ayo Fayose government had created so much mess for the state and as such needed an experienced person like the candidate of the APC, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to cleanse the Aegean’s stable and return the state to the path of sanity.
Speaking with journalists on the coming governorship election, Olayisade urged the Ekiti electorate to forget about emotion and vote the right person with good track records to pilot the affairs of the State.
Olayisade, a close ally to Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele added that available statistics from the Debt Management Office (DMO) revealed that Fayose’s government has plunged Ekiti into a debt of N56 billion and that the state needed an exposed person to put the state back on the track of progress.
He said: “The state today is owing workers between four and eight months and the debt profile had risen to N56b under him.
“The State Internally Generated Revenue(IGR) under Dr. Fayemi was between N400 million and N600 million. As we speak, Ekiti might not be making as much as the immediate past government was able to make because of lack of innovative thinking.
Olayisade also praised Fayemi for retaining his principal, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele as the Director General of his campaign organization.
He stated that Fayemi has demonstrated that he was a worthy and dependable leader by retaining Bamidele in such a strategic position even when the election is close by.