I was betrayed by my Appointees after I lost Elections

Segun Oni

A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday said he was betrayed by many of those he appointed to serve the state after losing his re-election bid in 2014.

Fayemi said though he had forgiven the ‘betrayers,’ he apologised to those he offended while in office.

Fayemi spoke in Ode Ekiti, the headquarters of Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state on Sunday when an All Progressives Congress chieftain, Mr. Makinde Araoye, gave a social security package to some elders across the Ekiti South Senatorial District.

Araoye, who said over 2,500 elders had benefited from the programme across the six local governments in the senatorial district, described the policy as a re-enactment of Fayemi’s Social Security Scheme, where 25,000 people above 65 were paid N5,000 per month.

Materials distributed included rice, cash and other materials to cushion the effect of the hard-biting economic situation on the beneficiaries.

Fayemi, while addressing party members said, “After losing, many of them started spreading a rumour against me that I didn’t allow them to operate freely in my government.


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