The party spokesman also said the refusal of the government to release the funds, is a calculated attempt to rubbish Governor Ayo Fayose’s rising profile.
The Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Federal Government of withholding N19.4b bailout funds accrued to the state.
The party also alleged that it was a deliberate plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to cripple the economy of Ekiti state.
Premium Times reports that the state PDP spokesman, Jackson Adebayo said “Out of N29 billion requested from the federal government, only N9.6 billion was released to Ekiti State, hence it was evident that Ekiti State was particularly marked for this financial punishment to prepare ground for the 2018 governorship election in the state.”
He also said “We want to alert the public that in all the meetings of the APC leaders they have not been discussing the progress of the state.
"Rather, they have preoccupied themselves with the business of how Ekiti State government will not be able to meet its obligations again in terms of regular payment of salaries and furtherance of the populist projects it has embarked upon.
“They have approached President Muhammadu Buhari and other notable leaders of their party on this matter.”
Adebayo also said the refusal of the government to release the funds, is a calculated attempt to rubbish Governor Ayo Fayose’s rising profile.