Lawyer Threatens Fayose Over EKITI IGR

Morakinyo Ogele, an Akure-based lawyer and human rights activist, has urged Governor Ayo Fayose to disclose the revenue accrued to Ekiti State since 2014.


The Ikere-Ekiti born lawyer, in a letter to Fayose, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, also challenged Fayose to reveal the total amount received as allocation from the Federal Government and how they had been spent.


Ogele, who is also the National Coordinator of Ekiti Redemption Group (ERG) said the request was made pursuant to Sections 1(1) (2) (3) (V) e (1) 3 (1) of the Ekiti State Freedom of Information Law 2011.


The lawyer also demanded the total allocation that went to the Office of the Deputy Governor, who is also the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.


According to him, failure to supply the information demanded within seven days of receipt of the letter could warrant litigation and invitation from the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC).


He also demanded the total amount spent on the construction of the Ado-Ekiti Flyover which was commissioned last Friday by former President Goodluck Jonathan.


Ogele equally demanded an explanation from Fayose on how N20 billion released to the Ekiti State government by the Goodluck Jonathan administration was disbursed. Other demands in the letter by Ogele to the governor include how the Ecological Funds were utilized for the benefit of the people, allocations to the local government and their disbursement.


The lawyer also wanted to know how much was spent on the Governor’s Stomach Infrastructure’ and the amount spent on the aborted Ado-Ekiti Airport project.

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