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July 24, 2024

Ekiti PDP slams Gov Oyebanji over bloated cabinet, indiscriminate appointments

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has criticized Governor Biodun Oyebanji for wasting the meager resources of the state on a large number of political appointees, describing the exercise as an attempt to syphon the state’s treasury his second term ambition.

The opposition party is kicking against the recent appointment of over 110 Special Assistants (SAs), Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Technical Advisors (TAs) announced by the state government.

Oyebanj had earlier in November 2023 appointed no fewer than 162 aides including 79 senior special assistants (SSAs), 73 special assistants (SAs) and 10 technical advisors (TAs).

The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Raphael Adeyanju, in a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Friday, said the governor has turned the state to a poverty alleviation center for his hungry party members.

“How can a reasonable government engage in this form of stupid exercise when the ordinary citizen is grasping for survival as a result of inhuman policies of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) both at the national and state levels?

“Before the recent outrageous appointment, the governor already has an over bloated cabinet with over 21 commissioners and 14 Special Advisers in a bid to to enrich his party faithfuls at the expense of the generality of Ekiti people.”

Noting that Oyebanji has abandoned governance for politicking, the PDP spokesman claimed that the state governor has failed all the electoral promises he made to Ekiti people.

“How can a governor that has not spent two years in office be planning for a second term when he has not met the aspirations of the electorates?

“The failure of the APC led government is evident in the current biting economic hardship and unprecedented surging wave of insecurity in Ekiti.

“The best way to prepare for a re-election is to win the trust of the electorates by providing quality leadership with life-enhancing projects and people-oriented programmes that will endear the governor to his subjects.

“Instead of doing the right thing, the governor is busy running after endorsement of sycophants and enemies of Ekiti masses,” Adeyanju said.

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