The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has insisted that Governor Ayodele Fayose is one of Nigerians who own property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The governor had on Thursday declared that he had no house in Dubai, challenging anyone with information of any property linked to him to publish the details.
The governor, who also said he was ready to waive his immunity to be prosecuted if any house is linked to him in Dubai, said he was not a kind of person that would deny his assets.
But the APC in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said Fayose’s denial that he had no property in Dubai was an afterthought.
Olatunbosun said the party had raised the alarm many times in the last one year on the governor’s frequent trips to Dubai almost every month after receiving the state’s allocation from Abuja, noting that such trips could not be associated with any trade and investment agreement with the Middle-East country.
“We will rather believe in the official statement of the Government of UAE listing Fayose as a property owner than to believe Fayose who we all know is a pathological liar. Only last December, we raised the alarm that Fayose for the umpteenth time again travelled to Dubai with about N250m Ekiti money when he fraudulently collected estacode for 10 aides who never travelled with him.
“It is the height of insensitivity and wickedness on the part of Governor Fayose, who daily deceives Ekiti workers that Ekiti State is broke, to loot the treasury and invest in property in Dubai.
“Not done, Fayose imposed heavy taxes on Ekiti masses thereby making life difficult for them while he currently owes Ekiti civil servants four months’ salaries even though he collects federal allocation to the state every month, yet he is owing pensioners five months’ arrears while he and his wife travel to Dubai almost interchangeably,” Olatunbosun said. (Punchng)