Chairman of Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Bisi Kolawole has described looting of Silos and foodstores in Ado Ekiti as a testimony of the misgovernance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government both in the State and at the federal levels.
He added that “It is shameful that Ekitiland is being ravaged by chronic hunger under the watch of Governor Kayode Fayemi, such that people from the Fountain of Knowledge and Land of Honour won’t mind scavenging for food from anywhere.”
In a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser on Media, Bola Agboola on Saturday, Kolawole accused the Fayemi government of resulting to the use of armed thugs to attack peaceful protesters thereby depriving the people of their legitimate right to lawful gathering and peaceful protest.
The PDP Chairman, who condemned looting of public and private properties under whatever guise, said what happened in Ado Ekiti yesterday, when people invaded the Silos and storage facility of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) was a pointer to the fact that Fayemi’s administration has failed in its primary responsibility of providing security and seeing to welfare of the people.
He said it was unexplainable that food items will be kept somewhere by the State Government while the people are unable to feed.
The PDP chairman said: “That the government even had to announce yesterday that the grains carted away at the Silos in Ado Ekiti yesterday, were meant for planting shows the highest level of corruption and insensitivity on the part of the government.
“If those grains are actually meant for planting, why were they kept till this time? Why were they not distributed to farmers who needed them?
“Again, we saw sugar, noddles, indomies, Lab Coats meant for health personnel, disinfectant chemicals and hand sanitizer packs. Were those items also preserved for planting?
“Reality that Fayemi and his praise singers must face is that Ekitis are angry with a government that has been inflicting pains on them since it was forced on them in 2018.
“The people are frustrated and won’t mind doing anything just to survive and this is understandable.
“What should those over 3,000 Ekiti sons and daughters sacked by Fayemi do? Won’t they also struggle to survive? If they see somewhere that food items meant for the people are kept, won’t they take the risk of getting some so as to be able to feed and stay alive?
“Even though the Fayemi-led APC government has lost face with the people and it is certain that the party will be sent out of power in 2022, we still have a duty to call on the governor to review its style of administration to make life easier and more meaningful for the people.”