APC, Fayose disagree over ex-deputy govâ€™s tomb
All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused
Governor Ayodele Fayose of desecrating the tomb of a late
Deputy Governor, Funmilayo Olayinka.
Olayinka served as deputy to former Governor Kayode
Fayemi between October 16, 2010 and April 6, 2013, when
she died of cancer.
In a statement by the APC Chairman for Ado Ekiti Local
Government, Mr. D.O Adigun, the party expressed
reservation that Fayose is â€œbuilding a women centre within
the confine of the park and almost right on the tomb.â€
â€œTo us this is a disservice and deliberate extreme
partisanship to fight and dishonor Moremi even in death.
There are lots of open and undesignated spaces across the
state capital that could be used for the so called women
centre,â€ the party added.
But reacting, Fayose through his Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said
building a four storey edifice (Women Development Centre)
in front of the late deputy governorâ€™s tomb could not
amount to desecration.
â€œThe more the APC spew out errant nonsense as they have
been doing, the more the party is hated by Ekiti people, who
overwhelmingly made Fayose their governor.â€
Olayinka explained that the Women Development Centre,
being built in honour of Olayinka, would serve as location
for addressing issues relating to women in the State.
â€œTo Governor Fayose, dumping the late deputy governorâ€™s
corpse in an open space with no benefit to the people is not
enough. Rather, while the tomb remains where it is, the
government has deemed it necessary to put up an edifice in
front of the tomb in her honour and for the benefit of women
in the State.
â€œIf the APC people in the state are seeing that as
desecration of her tomb, something needs to be done to
their reasoning faculty urgently,â€ Olayinka added.
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