An indigenous socio-political group, Ajoro Ekiti, has tasked the governor-elect of the state, Kayode Fayemi on running “an open, transparent and accountable government”
The group told Fayemi who will assume office as the Governor of Ekiti State on Tuesday for the second time in eight years that transparency and accountability in government are non-negotiable.
Ajoro Ekiti, translated as Ekiti collective reasoning, in a message to Fayemi on the occasion of his second coming inauguration, also called for independent audits of the state’s financial books in the last 10 years.
In a statement by its Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, the group congratulated Fayemi on his return to the Ekiti State Government House, while urging him to run a responsive government devoid of “vindictiveness and petty politics”.
The group said: “We congratulate Dr Kayode Fayemi on his return to the Ekiti state government house for the second time in 10 years; while also wishing his administration a huge success, we pray that God will grant him the wisdom to do what is right, just and best for Ekiti people.
“However, it is our firm commitment to offer roburst support to the administration through responsive, responsible and constructive advice and criticisms, which shall be done fearlessly and courageously in the good interest of our people who deserve the best at all times.
“We will ensure that an open, transparent and accountable government is non-negotiable, and most importantly, that the hardworking and illustrious people of Ekiti state are not taken for granted under any guise, and our lands and pride are not traded off for politics.
“The opaque debt profile of the state is worrisome and unacceptable, and consequently, we are demanding for an immediate comprehensive review and independent auditing of the state’s finances and debts profile in the last 10 years.