The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has rebuked the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for allegedly inflating the price of the state’s streetlight fuel supply cost.
In a statement, the Ekiti APC spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said that the governor was deliberately inflating the figure while spending less on the public light supply, all in a bid to short-change the people of Ekiti.
Olatunbosun, said that the short period of light supply between 7pm and 10pm had encouraged criminals to terrorise residents at night, adding that cases of car snatching have increased while residents lose their possessions to thieves on the streets at nights.
The party alleged that Fayose should follow the footsteps of his predecessor, Governor Kayode Fayemi’s, who during his administration, ensured that streetlight supply was consistent between 6.30pm to 6.30am in the state capital.
APC said, “Ekiti people cannot continue in this reversal of fortunes since Fayose came on board. The governor said some time ago during his monthly media chat that he spent N210m monthly on streetlights. This is a blatant lie because NUPENG suppliers of diesel for streetlights have since revealed that only 10,000 litres of diesel are supplied monthly to power streetlights.
“Only 10,000 litres are supplied monthly to power the streetlights in Ado-Ekiti. A litre is N130, meaning N1.3m is spent on diesel every month.
“If you divide that amount into 30 days making a month, then a total of N43,300 is spent on diesel per day, but to the chagrin of the unsuspecting public, the governor is claiming N210m monthly for the supply of diesel.”