Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday said he would probe what transpired in the last four years in the state under the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose.
He said it was in the interest of good governance for him to investigate how much accrued to the state and why salaries were not paid.
Fayemi said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he met President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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The former Minister of Mines and Steel Development seized the opportunity of the meeting to present his certificate of return issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission to the President.
Although he said he would look into the state’s books, Fayemi said it was not all about probing Fayose or his deputy.
He said the idea was to ensure that mistakes of the past were not repeated.
He said, “l think we need to remove this election from personalities. This was an election that we fought on issues and it will be irresponsible on my part to come here and say that we will not examine what transpired in the last four years in the manner of government.
“What was received in Ekiti State and the expenditures in that period, why were we not able to pay salaries in the state? These issues should be examined in the interest of good governance.
“It is not about probing Fayose, probing Eleka etc. It is about not repeating the mistakes of the past and giving our people good government. So, we will also involve in looking at what transpired in the last four years.”
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