Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State is said to be frustrated and desperate ahead of the July 14 governorship election in the state.
Former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, made this claim in a statement issued on Sunday by his media aide, Mr. Niyi Ojo.
The former Peoples Democratic Party chieftain said recent actions of Governor Fayose pointed to the fact that his recent losses (the defections of some state lawmakers and his Chief of Staff to the All Progressives Congress) have turned him into a desperate man.
Noting that power was fast slipping away from the governor, Adeyeye said, “Fayose is confused, frustrated and desperate at the moment. His recent actions show that he is not his usual confident and braggart self.
‘He recently promoted 46,000 workers in one clean swoop, in order to entice the workers in the state to vote for his anointed candidate. He is not even making any attempt to cover up his tracks.
“He did not even bother to dress it up (sic), from the political gimmick that it is. The act was purely an election gimmick and he is not even bothered about people knowing that it was a political charade. Everybody knew it was a political gimmick. It shows his level of desperation.
“These are workers he has not paid for eight months now and he has been going round to collect and clone their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the Government House.”
Adeyeye, however, said the people were not deceived, adding that they would vote for the APC governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who he said had assured that he would reinstate any worker or teacher that may be sacked by Fayose.