The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor Ayodele Fayose have pointed accusing fingers at one another over the poor condition of Akure-Ado-Ekiti Road.
Fayose had last Wednesday lamented the poor state of the road, saying the interstate road linking Ondo State capital, Akure and its Ekiti State counterpart, Ado-Ekiti, has turned to a death trap.
He said that the road was too important to the economy of Ondo and Ekiti states as well as the well-being of the people of the two states to be neglected completely by the Federal Government.
The former governor added that the road had become a source of severe hardship for Nigerians, especially the people of Ekiti State, who are the major users of the road.
He called on the Federal Government to fix the road, as motorists now avoid it.
However, in its official reaction to Fayose’s statement, the ruling APC expressed surprise that he could be describing the road as being deplorable, alleging that the ex-governor during his first term diverted the N400 million earmarked for the road project to his personal use.