The governor spoke with journalists in Abuja on Thursday while defending the concept of what he described as “stomach infrastructure” introduced by his government.
He said it would be wrong to assume that stomach infrastructure means only sharing of food and money to the people.
Fayose defended his decision to go to beer parlours, saying that it would be wrong to equate governance with church or morality.
He said, “I also go to beer parlour on Friday to stay with the common men there. Governance is not church; it is about diverse characters and you must relate with them as such.
“Christmas is coming. Why do people go out of their ways to be shopping or doing other things if it is not just to make people merry?
“So, I’m grooming chicken, buying rice, yams, plantain, and the rest of them. I am sure if I give it to families during the festive period, they will be happy. So, stomach infrastructure is a way of life.”
Fayose said most people, who commit crime do so because they felt that life was no longer worthy of living for them and that there was no one to tell them that there was life for them.
He said it was because of this that he set up a department for stomach infrastructure and also appointed a special assistant and a personal assistant on it.
“So, my style without apology is that stomach infrastructure is a way of life for me, I will relate well with my people to alleviate poverty and hunger,” he added.
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1.So town hall meetings na inside beer parlours now? Ekiti,my state, how are the mighty fallen!
2.Fayose una fall my hand o.So na for beer parlour to reach common man?
3.Are u surprised? Una forget say Fayose na PDP creation laik Omisore on Okada followed by masked armed men in SUVS!
4.Fayose should replace “stomach infrastructure” with “welfare” and stop making my state look ridiculous!
5.Congratulations to “educated” Ekiti people.You’ve nailed it with your beer parlour governor.Well done guys!
6.Will Fayose continue to share rice and chicken after his tenure?
7.A whole governor boasting of going to beer parlour every Friday.Will any common man without food at home go to a beer parlour?He missed road.That is not where to meet the common man.
8.May God save us all from the congenital stupidity of this man.
9.Does he know owners of beer parlours will charge common man twice the price of stout to see his excellency?
10.Ekiti people go on soun.Add cowleg,isiewu and nkwobi.But when he is going dont ask about your schools,roads and jobs o!