Governor Ayodele Fayose’s last dinner party which held last night, was reportedly shunned by Political appointees, friends and did not record up to 20 of the expected guests till about 12 midnight.
It was gathered that the expected crowd of party faithfuls and political appointees, shunned Fayose’s last dinner party which ought to have begun at 7:00pm. According to newsmen, only armed security men, protocol officers and band boys of a musical group contracted to perform at the ceremony were present, as at 11pm.
While the development made food and drinks meant for the entertainment of guests to be wasted, 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.
A Ekiti State Government House source who pleaded anonymity, stated that those invited were unhappy with the outgoing governor for various reasons. According to the source, asides the governor who paid himself and his deputy lump sums as severance package, including vehicles, none of the appointees was paid a dime.
“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.”
It was further gathered that Fayose’s comment of ‘whatever anyone of them may likely encounter in the hands of the new governor, should be taken calmly as such was a prize of leadership’, was also a huge shock to his political appointees.
However a 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 is common with human beings.