- “He (Obasanjo) should put interest in the N10 million that I contributed
The controversial Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose is in the news again. This time he pounced heavily on former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Fayose had alleged on March 6, 3017 that all the then PDP state governors made a mandatory donation of N10million to President Olusegun Obasanjo Library, which was commissioned on Saturday.
Fayose isn’t just making the allegation, but he’s calling on the Owu High Chief Obasanjo to return the N10 million he donated to the project during his first term in 2005.
He’s also wants interest on the said amount since the date he made the donation till date, “return the money with interest.”
President Olusegun Obasanjo Library was inaugurated with fanfare at the weekend with local and international dignitaries as part of activities to mark his 80th birthday.
Fayose spoke on Monday at the Government House, Ado-Ekiti, while hosting a factional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest Zonal Executive and expanded caucus meeting.
Fayose alleged that 30 governors on the platform of the PDP were compelled by Obasanjo to donate N10 million each to the multibillion Naira library project which he described as “the greatest fraud ever witnessed in Nigeria.”
“We were made to pay him N10 million each as governors in 2005 to build his presidential library. I have written to him, return that money o Baba. How can Nigeria celebrate a corrupt man? He is the worst ever.
“He (Obasanjo) should put interest in the N10 million that I contributed. His time has come and gone we are at the centre of the business now.”
Fayose described PDP members as “petty thieves” and All Progressives Congress (APC) members as “super robbers”.
Fayose became the second executive governor of Ekiti on 29 May 2003 after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the Ekiti State governorship elections.
Fayose could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16 October 2006. And Ekiti State was thrown into political confusion after his mystery disappearance from the state.
State of emergency was imposed on the state by the then president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
During the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose was again the PDP flag bearer.
He won the election and was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the new Governor, Ekiti State; he was inaugurated on 16 Oct 2014.
Fayose who now boast of been the only Nigerian to defeat an incumbent two times historically returned to office 8 years after his impeachment, on the same date.