2018: We don’t need propaganda to defeat opposition –Fayose

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EKITI State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said he does not need to en­gage in propaganda about his performance in office to convince the people that he has done well, but that his work will speak for him.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said: “The people of the state were keeping records of every leader that has come to govern them and would never fall for cheap propaganda and blackmail from any quarter.”

The governor noted that because of the politi­cal sophistication of Ekiti people, any elected public office holder not living up to the expectation of the people were always re­jected at the poll, adding:

“Our fathers have a say­ing that you know a lazy man’s farm by the way he keeps it.
“Nobody can hoodwink Ekiti people. They know what they want and whom they want.

“I will never jump into the wagon of those whose stock in trade is propa­ganda. When they came into office through the back door, we all saw how they messed up the whole place.

“The person they took over from did not bor­row a kobo, even when he wanted to take a bond of N5 billion from the capi­tal market, they frustrated it. They came into office, enjoyed a period of huge statutory allocation and even excess crude money being shared. And, for instance, in the month of June 2014, they got N4.4 billion as monthly alloca­tion.

“In spite of all these, they still borrowed N25 billion from the capital market and billions of nai­ra in commercial loans. They also diverted over N800 million Universal Basic Education Commis­sion (UBEC) fund and yet there was nothing to show for all the funds. Not done yet, they thought the back door through which they came to office was still open and they attempted another back door en­try, but unfortunately for them, the door has been securely locked.

“People are aware of their tricks and Ekiti peo­ple are now telling them that once beaten twice shy. Let them go and en­ter the internet, sleep in­side radio and television stations, their propaganda has failed woefully.

“I appreciate the work­ers and the good people of Ekiti State who know we have brought transpar­ency to governance and who also appreciate our efforts at making life bet­ter for us all. They know how much comes to the purse of the government and they know that it is with prudent management of resources that we are doing all the projects we are doing.”