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‘Adeleke running Osun on lies’ —State APC



The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Ademola Adeleke of running the state by employing what it described as lies and deception.

The party, in a statement on Wednesday by its acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, said the recent claims by the administration that the state’s revenue was diverted into the personal bank accounts of some revenue contractors in the Ministry of Environment, were lies taken too far in a bid to curry favour.

Adeleke had, in a statement on Tuesday, directed a total overhaul of the revenue collection protocol in the state as well as those of other relevant agencies.

The Governor had also directed the immediate stoppage of the inherited collection model in the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation, while claiming that officials of the ministry were diverting funds meant for the state coffers.

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However, the state APC, while responding to the directive, said the claims by the state government was a watery alibi, and that those involved in the alleged diversion were part of Adeleke’s cronies and allies.

The APC statement reads in part:

“It would be recalled that Governor Adeleke, through his spokesman, stated that it was the consultants hired by the immediate-past APC administration in the state who engaged in the sharp practices of collection of revenue into private accounts, especially in the state ministry of environment and sanitation and that they have been sacked.

“Further investigation on the issue at stake showed that there’s no iota of truth in the statement advanced by the Governor Adeleke on the unsavoury development.

“It is in the public domain that one consultant, Sunday Afolabi, who has been collecting revenue of the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation was appointed by Governor Ademola Adeleke to settle his cronies.

“It is on record that all the consultants appointed by the government of Oyetola were disengaged without recourse to the contents of their MOUs.

“We want to remind Adeleke that there is no way that driving his administration with lies would confer any advantage on his embattled government,” it added.

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