Ekiti State Government has read the riot acts to political appointees who served under the Dr Kayode Fayemi led All Progressives Congress (APC) government over their refusal to pay N109.4 million for vehicles monetised to them while in office.
Brand new vehicles were given to the political appointees that worked under Fayemi under the monetised policy, but 54 of the appointees refused to complete payment for the vehicles, with some owing as much as N5 million.
The government, in a release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi said the Fayemi appointees “should either pay the N109.4 million or return the vehicles without delay to avert using the police to recover the vehicles from them.”
The affected political office holders included: the former state Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu, N1.393 million; former Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Owolabi, N1.623 million; former state Commissioner for Works, Mr Sola Adebayo; Fayemi’s Chief Press
Secretary, former state Commissioner for Education and APC House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constituency I, Mrs Eniola Ajayi, N1.723 million; former state Commissioner for Information, Tayo Ekundayo, N4.121 million; former state Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Kolawole, N1.723 million; among others.
Those owing more than N4 million are: Tolu Ibitola, Simeon Adeyanju, Aderemi Ajayi, Kehinde Ojo, Chief Tunde Odetola, Tolani Olufemi, and Ebun Awoyemi while Bamidele Ololade is owing N5.5 million.
In the category of N1.7 million are Wole Adewunmi, Debo Ajayi, Mrs Fola Richie-Adewusi, Sola Adebayo, Kayode Olaosebikan, Kayode Jegede, Mrs Bunmi Dipo-Salami, Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu, Babajide Arowosafe, Biodun Oyebanji, Prof Olusola Fasuba, Funminiyi Afuye, Paul Omotosho and Chief Folorunso Olabode while Remi Olorunleke is owing N1.8 million and Babalola Olorunfemi owing N1.4 million.
Chief Dayo Fadipe, Olalekan Faromika, Segun Ologunleko, Tolulope Dare, Tale Oguntoyinbo, Biodun Akin-Fasae, Wale Fapohunda, Bayo Aina, Isola
Akingbade, Engr T. Fakorede, Ibirinde Foluso, Bunmi Awotiku. S. F. Lawal and Eben Alade are owing between N2.02 million and N2.9 million.
Those owing more than N3 million are Bayo Kelekun, Ronke Okusanya, Bunmi Adelugba and Oluwole Ariyo.
The government all entreaties to the APC stalwarts to pay the N109.4 million has remained abortive as letters written to them was never responded to.