The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has said those celebrating the federal government inclusion of the State in the station routes of the Lagos-Abuja railway project were politicians that were looking for cheap attention from the powers that be in Abuja, saying; “President Mohammadu Buhari has not done Ekiti State any special favour by including the State in routes for a railway project that is still on paper.”
Speaking through its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Jackson Adebayo, the PDP said in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, that President Buhari should rather fix the economy instead of waiting to be praised for jobs not done.
The PDP, which likened those praising President Buhari for the reported inclusion of Ekiti State in the railway routes, said; “a visually impaired man only shows appreciation for a gift that he can feel, not the one that has not touched his hands.”
The party said; “What about the States mentioned originally in the project, have they seen anything?
“When we see the rail-lines being constructed here in Ekiti, we will believe them. As it is now, it is still in the realm of the kind of promise made by Dr Kayode Fayemi about President Barrack Obama of the United States of America’s visit to Ekiti State that never was.”
It said further; “every little thing that they promised, they have not fulfilled. Even the Lagos – Calabar Coastal Rail line that is in this year’s budget, have they done anything on it? What has happened to the much publicised School Feeding Programme and N5,000 per month stipend for unemployed youths?”
The party called on the federal government to refund the billions of naira spent on the rehabilitation and construction of federal roads in Ekiti State.