Iyola Omisore, former Deputy Governor of Osun State, says the State’s debt profile when shared among the people of the State stands at N37 million per individual.
Omsiore said this during an event in Abuja where Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti State, declared his ambition to run for the 2019 presidential election.
Describing Fayose as a governor that has done well in managing the economy of Ekiti state, Omisore noted that the same cannot be said of Rauf Aregbesola, the current Governor of Osun State.
“Nigeria’s economy is the problem we’re having now,” Omisore said, “and if you cannot manage the State properly, you cannot manage the Nation properly.
“Fayose has struggled and he has strive hard to manage strongly the Ekiti State resources. You have seen the results of NECO and WAEC.
“Other States in the South West who were ruled by PDP in yester-years, they are all behind again in NECO and WAEC.
“I’m sure you know my state is lagging behind in WAEC and NECO, 27th. And somebody was telling me yesterday that the debt profile in my state, if you share it per person, (it is) N37 million per person.
“Per Individual in Osun State will pay debt in our State for the next 40 years. Ekiti State is owing no kobo. Fayose has managed everything according to what he has.
“So we believe that given a chance, he will do more. Give a man a little, you know what happened to the Bible that you give two people shekels to keep, one was given one shekel and another three shekels. One kept his, another one prospers his own.
“Fayose has prospered in what he has been given, he has shown that he has a vision, he has shown leadership at very very awkward time, when times are hard and these are what separate men from boys.
“We must be ruled by men not boys in this country.”
Fayose’s presidential declaration is coming despite the zoning structure of the Peoples Democratic Party which has seen the Presidential ticket of the Party zoned to the Northern region of the Country.