Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said he will no longer exchange words with incumbent Governor Ayo Fayose, adding he has left him to God to judge after leaving office.
Fayemi who says he believes the government is a continuum added he would accept whatever liability and assets left behind by the outgoing government.
He added his government was only coming in to set the pace and that he was coming to office to simply make a difference.
Fayemi spoke while receiving the report of the Transition Committee constituted to interface with the outgoing administration to facilitate smooth change of government.
He said he was leaving the outgoing governor and his regime to God over the alleged mismanagement of state funds and resources.
He promised to make a drastic change in the life of the people the moment he is sworn to office on October 16.
Reacting to the latest debt figure released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) which revealed that the debt profile increased from N18 billion during Fayemi’s era to N117 billion, under Fayose’s watch.
The humongous debt which is outside arrears of salaries, pensions, gratuities and money owed retirees and contractors by the Fayose administration.
Fayemi suggested the enactment of a law to be known as Transition Act that would stipulate the duties of an outgoing administration and an incoming administration to pave the way for seamless transfer of power.
This he said had become imperative, given the uncooperative attitude and difficulties the committee faced in meeting with officials of the outgoing government as well its refusal to allow his own committee obtain information from it.
“The chairman (of the committee) talks about liabilities, that is what government is all about, assets and liabilities, government is a continuum
“We are not unmindful of the fact that there will be debts but we are focused on our agenda to make a difference in the lives of our people
“So for us, we leave whatever that is done by the outgoing government to God and God will handle that in the best way possible
“We want to focus on making the difference in the life of our people, so our people remain our priority
“We hope some reason will prevail between now and inauguration day for the outgoing government to come up with the information this committee has been asking for since it was inaugurated.” he said
The governor-elect, who promised to hit the ground running after taking the oath of office on October 16, also charged aspirants to national and state legislatures in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to familiarise themselves with the contents of the report.