Fayose Throws Food Away In Disappointment After Party Flops
The people of Ekiti State seem to have lost interest in stomach infrastructure.
Since the Peoples Democratic Party lost the governorship seat to the All Progressives Congress, everything appears to have changed for Governor Ayodele Fayose, the man that introduced stomach infrastructure and declared food for all.
On Friday, October 12, however, a party he had planned to round-off his tenure in office did not get the expected attendance and the food wasted.
It was supposed to be a dinner party, but it ended up being a midnight food time, as political friends, expected crowd of party faithful and political appointees abandoned the Governor and his party.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the dinner which ought to have begun at 7:00 p.m. did not record up to 20 of the expected guests till about 12 midnight
Only journalists, armed security men, protocol officers and band boys of a musical group contracted to perform at the ceremony were present, as at 11 p.m.
Those conspicuously absent at the valedictory dinner were members of the State House of Assembly and political appointees of the governor, commissioners and permanent secretaries.
The development resulted in wastage of food and drinks meant for the entertainment of guests.
A Government House source said that many of those invited were unhappy with the departing governor for various reasons.
"Besides, all the 16 Local Government chairmen are battling to save their jobs in the court, as information was rife on Friday that the incoming governor had concluded arrangement to dissolve the councils anytime soon after his swearing-in on Tuesday.
"The comment of the governor earlier in the day was shocking to most political appointees when he told them that whatever that anyone of them may likely encounter in the hands of the new governor, should be taken calmly as such was a prize of leadership," the source, who requested not to be named, said.
Commenting on the development, one of the personal domestic staff of the outgoing governor, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was not in any way disappointed by the people’s attitude, as it was common with human beings.
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