The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, has demanded explanations from the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the status of the State’s Governor’s Lodge, in Abuja.
The party, which said that there is credible evidence that the property, sitting on a 2,000sqm, on T. Y. Danjuma Crescent, Asokoro District, Abuja, has been sold, added that Governor Fayemi must explain to the people of Ekiti State, why the building was demolished, and a new structure is being built on the land.
According to a statement on Wednesday, by the Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the PDP, in Ekiti State, Diran Odeyemi, there are allegations that Governor Fayemi got the State Government to buy a property belonging to him, in Abuja, to be converted to a new Governor’s Lodge, after selling the one in Asokoro, Abuja.
The PDP said that the Governor Fayemi-led APC government in Ekiti State, will be living to its real identity as a “devourer of Ekiti heritage”, if it turns out that the massive edifice was sold, with no one in the State knowing about it until now.
The party said: “As at today, the edifice sitting on 2,000sqm, on T. Y. Danjuma, Asokoro, Abuja, is no longer there. It has been demolished, and a new structure is being built on the land.
“At the site, no sign post stating the owner of the new structure, the contractor and consultant, as it should be, if the new structure is being built by the State Government.
“Also, assuming but not conceding that the new structure with like 15ft bunker is being built by the State Government, what is the justification for pulling down the old structure and building a new one at this time? At what time did the former structure become dilapidated to warrant total demolition, to pave way for a new one?
“Should spending billions of Naira on a new Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, be the priority of the same Fayemi government that sacked over 3,000 workers, under the pretence that there was no money to pay them?
“It is therefore, our demand that Governor Fayemi must explain to Ekiti people, what happened to the multi-billion Naira edifice in Abuja.”