Budget Presentation: APC Blasts Fayose For Appearing ‘In A Garage Tout Manner’

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All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticized Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, for allegedly breaching protocol during the presentation of appropriation bill at the state House of Assembly on Tuesday, December 8.

Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose during the presentation of appropriation bill at the state House of Assembly.

In a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, on Thursday, December 10, the party condemned the governor’s action of taking a gavel and symbolically “passing” the budget into law.

The Nation reports that the APC also criticized Fayose for wearing a t-shirt and jeans instead of official attire of full native dress or English suit.

Regretting that the lawmakers allowed the governor to breach official protocol, Olatunbosun noted that Fayose was “running state affairs like a bukateria”.

“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. It is ungovernorship, a violation of law and order, unruly, and an abuse of power.

“We saw the first public declaration of loyalty by the Assembly members on the day of inauguration when they all prostrated for Fayose in the chambers, stating he is their father. Little wonder that the speaker and the leadership of the house were not bold enough to tutor or caution him on the official mode of dressing allowed in the hallowed chamber when he presented the budget.

“More shock came when the governor grabbed the gavel, one of the official symbols of authority of the Assembly, and started conducting a mock sitting while his thugs in the gallery acting as the honourable members were responding to his question on who supported and against the quick passage of the budget,” the statement read.

Earlier this week, of spending federal allocations meant for the state on frivolous trips abroad.

The party also accused the governor of importing ladies from South Africa and Ghana for all-night parties in the government house and hosting them to lavish ceremonies while refusing to pay workers their entitlements.

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