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Opposition to TSA, Ploy To Conceal Frauds,APC tells Fayose

Posted: Feb 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Yaqoub Popoola, Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has criticized Governor Ayodele Fayose’s opposition to the Single Treasury Account policy of the Federal Government, saying his stance smacks of deliberate ploy to conceal fraud. It expressed outrage at Fayose’s conduct as the only governor opposed to the transparency policy of the Federal Government that all other governors had queued into to save their states from fraudulent practices among government officials.

The Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement, described Fayose’s recalcitrant attitude portraying Ekiti State as an island as a dangerous  and reckless behaviour, saying the governor’s aversion for accountability in financial matters had ulterior motive to allegedly defraud the state.
“TSA is aimed at ensuring that all government earnings are paid into a single account to ensure accountability and check fraud unlike in the past where several government’s accounts were scattered in many banks to perpetrate fraud.

“For a governor who describes himself as a friend of the poor to oppose a policy that will make the same poor people enjoy the benefits of transparent governance is the height of irresponsibility and a confirmation of allegations of fraud against the governor in his handling of financial issues. “We can now see the reason why the governor has opened several channels of revenue collections to be paid into several phoney accounts that revenue collection officers are describing as opaque,” Olatunbosun explained. He added: “We all know that Governor Fayose’s second coming to the Ekiti State Government House is for nothing but to feather his bottomless pocket, kill the dream of a better Ekiti State and destroy the dignity and legacies of Ekiti fore-fathers as we have seen him do in his several cloudy conducts in governance.