The newly elected Governor of Ekiti State, Gov Fayemi has openly denied the allegation surrounding Saturday election in Ekiti state, especially the allegation of massive vote buying, before and during the election process. This he made known while addressing the gentlemen of the press after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
On the allegation of vote-buying during last Saturday’s governorship election, Fayemi said there was no evidence to justify such an allegation.
He said: “I haven’t held or see any substantive evidence of allegations of vote-buying and intimidation.
“In the place where I voted, there was no vote-buying anywhere. As far as our party is concerned, we did not engage in that; it is not our style. “We won the election fair and square. It was an election that we fought on issues and not on the basis of any vote-buying. So, whoever has any evidence of that should present it to an independently verifiable audience.”
Dr Kayode Fayemi, has also assures the Ekiti people that the past administration under the care of Governor Fayose will be subjected to probe. He then added, it will be irresponsible on his part not to probe the administration of the out-going Governor Ayo Fayose.
According to him, his administration will examine what transpired in the last four years in Ekiti State, including the failure of the Fayose-led administration to pay workers’ salary.
He said: “Well, I think we need to remove this election from personalities. This was an election that we fought on issues. And it will be irresponsible on my part to come here and say that we will not examine what transpired in the last four years in the manner of government. “What was received in Ekiti State and the expenditures in that period? Why were we not able to pay salary in the state?
“These issues should be examined in the interest of good governance.
“It is not about probing Fayose or probing Eleka or probing anybody. It is about not repeating the mistakes of the past and giving our people good governance. How to do so will also involve looking at what transpired in the last four years.”
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