Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose has blasted people who were critical of his appearance during the singing of the 2016 budget in the state last year.
Ekiti State APC publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, was quoted saying in a statement on December 10 2016:
“The world watched in disbelief as Governor Fayose stormed the House of Assembly during presentation of his 2016 budget proposal in casual dress as against the official prescription of full native dress or complete English suit during such sittings. The governor’s appearance before the House of Assembly in a garage tout manner is uncultured and flagrant disregards for rule of law and constituted authority.”
Fayose has retaliated, comparing himself with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who paid a visit to Nigeria last week.
Speaking via his routine #FayoseSpeak series, the governor narrated on Monday 5 September 2016:
“Whatever I do, they will condemn. When I wore T-shirt to the House of Assembly, they said I didn’t dress properly. But when the Facebook founder came to Nigeria, wearing T-shirt and jeans, they hailed him. They said he was humble. Hypocrites, that’s what they are.
“They are worried because what they failed to do, I am doing and they will remain in that state of worries.
“I declare whatever comes to Ekiti from the Federation Account every month and technology has even made it compulsory for leaders to be transparent. If I don’t tell Ekiti people what their monthly income is, they can always get it on the Internet.
“On Ekiti State at 20, I want to thank God specially. When Ekiti was 10, I was the governor, I’m also governor when Ekiti will be 20.
“Ekiti people should come out and x-ray those that have ruled this State and tell the world who impacted most on the state.
“Of all the governors put together, Fayemi got the highest fund. His govt got more money than Adebayo, Oni and my govt put together.
“Most of the landmark projects in Ekiti State were done by me.
“Since 2014 October that I assumed office, we have not had any political killing in Ekiti.”