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Fayose’s defeat will end stomach infrastructure – Itse Sagay



The Chairman , Presidential Advisory Against Corruption , Prof . Itse Sagay ( SAN ) , has hailed the ouster of the PDP in Ekiti , adding that it would mark the end of stomach infrastructure .Sagay said this during an interview with one of our correspondents on Monday .

The PACAC chairman described the outgoing governor as a person who exploited the poverty of his people for personal gain.

He said , “ I think Ekiti people have restored their sense of self- respect and dignity because to have elected a Fayose was a self – inflicted insult and he insulted them by saying he won election on the grounds of promising them stomach infrastructure .

“ It was a very big insult because what he was saying is that the Ekiti people live solely for the sake of eating . That is why stomach infrastructure was a very big insult . And he insulted them for four years ; he ran the state down .

“ He didn ’ t pay salaries. Altogether , he was a disaster . So , this election was a way of voting Fayose out because I don’ t think his deputy was the real candidate . In voting out Fayose , Ekiti people have restored their sense of self – respect and we will no longer call them stomach infrastructure state but as a serious people who look at their progress instead of food . ”

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Sagay advised Fayose and his team not to bother going to court but accept the result in the spirit of sportsmanship .

He said when the PDP rigged the election in 2014 Fayose did not complain “ but is now crying foul because the results don’ t favour him . ”

The senior advocate lamented the issue of vote – buying in the last Saturday election but argued that it could not have affected the outcome of the election since both sides engaged in it .