By Rotimi Ojomoyela
The JKF Centre, a leadership training and development platform based in Ado-Ekiti, has asked the Christ Apostolic Church to sanction the PDP candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola for lying and association with what it described as a rogue regime.
The centre said it took exception to Olusola’s demand that Fayemi make restitution over alleged misconduct while in office between 2010 and 2014.
It also lampooned Olusola for alleging in an interview programme on Channels Television that Fayemi owed three months arrears of workers’ salaries at the time he left office in October 2014.
In a statement on Thursday signed by its director, Mr. Biodun Omoleye, the centre said the people of the state were shocked that Olusola, it described as a pastor in CAC could resort to lies when he knew that Fayemi only owed workers one month at the time he left office.
Olusola had made the demand in a statement issued by his campaign outfit, Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO) on Monday.
Omoleye said Fayemi could not pay September, 2014 salary because Governor Ayo Fayose blocked the pre-arranged bank facility to pay the workers by issuing threats to the bank to stop the facility.
Omoleye urged the authorities of CAC to sanction Olusola for allegedly telling lies “recklessly and shamelessly” which is not expected of somebody who is a member of the clergy.
He said Olusola resorted to deceiving unsuspecting members of the public and the global television audience because the administration in which he is serving.
Omoleye said: “This shameless accusation and lies from the supposed man of God, a pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) is not a surprise considering the character that nurtured him as a politician. “We can understand the moral pedigree of a supposed man of God in an administration battling with accusations of serial murders, salary padding, contract scams, over-invoicing over which several permanent secretaries that refused to cooperate had been sacked.
“We can only pity a man of God dining with a rogue administration that secretly took N56 billion loans to pay salary and for development projects but criminally diverted all to cronies’ companies for personal benefit but still shamelessly insisted that it didn’t borrow one kobo.”
Omoleye, said it is an insult and affront on the good people of Ekiti State for Olusola, who is the number two in a “cloudy and fraudulent administration” that has left the state in ruins and state’s work-force devastated over 10 months unpaid salaries, including N56b debts overhang, to accuse Fayemi of misconduct in government for which he must make restitution.
He added: “The CAC ought to punish Eleka for his brazen and shameless lie on an international television station that Fayemi owed three months salary when the fact available to all Nigerians is that Fayemi did not pay just September salary because Fayose blocked the pre-arranged bank facility to pay workers by issuing threats to the bank to stop the facility.