Ekiti state governor-elect Kayode Fayemi has accused Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, of being fraudulent.
The governor-elect said this in reaction to the report that Fayose forwarded an appropriation bill of N10 billion to the state house of assembly for approval, a month to the end of his administration.
Fayemi in a statement by Wole Olujujobi, media director of his campaign organisation, said the action was worrisome and not in the interest of the state.
The former minister warned government officials and people of the state against being used byFayose for illegal acts.
The statement said: “The media report alleging that Fayose coerced the Ministry of Budget officials to make a demand backdated to Aug. 23, 2018, for a supplementary budget of N10billion a few days to the end of his administration is fraudulent and not in the interest of the state,” he said.
“The governor’s covering note also backdated to August 30, 2018, for the legitimacy of such request was equally done with fraudulent intention.
“It is worrisome that the alleged supplementary budget was presented to the Assembly Clerk for immediate approval without presenting it to Assembly members at the plenary to go through all parliamentary procedures in budget processing.
“The latest development today, after the plot leaked on this fraudulent conduct, is that the budget is now before the House for a hush-hush debate for immediate approval.
“We have warned government officials and Ekiti people in general against participating in illegal acts by the governor and this fraudulent supplementary budget is not an exception.
“The incoming administration has a responsibility and commitment to the protection of Ekiti people from abuse by political leadership
“This is our pact with Ekiti people and we will never shirk from this responsibility to ensure accountability and good governance for our people,” the statement added.