Governor Kayode Fayemi who was sworn in few weeks ago, has reportedly sealed two houses said to belong to the former Governor the State, Ayodele Fayose.
The buildings said to be adjacent the official residence of the Deputy Governor, are located in the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ado-Ekiti within the precincts of the Government House and were sealed by the Ministry of Housing, Urban and Physical Development, who claimed that the twin duplexes were sealed for lack of approved plan and permit.
The document signed by the Director of Urban and Regional Planning in the Ministry of Housing, Urban and Physical Development, reads;
“It was discovered during inspection by the Inspectorate staff of our Ministry that a residential building by you at GRA has no approved plan permit for the site or bring same to our office to get certification for the erection. You are hereby ordered to suspend the use of the building premises until approved plan is submitted for clearance.”
Reacting to the development through his media aide, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose who accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of vendetta and desperation, denied ownership of the buildings in question urging the state government to provide evidence to prove his ownership of the property.
“The sealing was a vindictive action over issue that doesn’t worth government’s attention. The property in question does not belong to Fayose. Fayemi’s government should produce evidence linking the former Governor to the property.
Fayose has said he was ready for probe and that he will appear in person before any panel set up by Fayemi. So, why the desperation?
Our advise is that Fayemi should place high premium on payment of the workers’ salary arrears since ?30bn is already in his custody released by the Federal Government and not embarking on witch-hunting or disparaging his predecessor. The money should not be used to fund the election petition filed against him nor to repay money spent on his fraudulent victory at the poll.
He should hurry up to do all he could for the benefit of common Ekiti people because time is not on his side.”