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Osun APC accuses Adeleke of ‘wasting’ state resources

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday said the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, was running a ‘wasteful’ administration.

A statement by the Osun APC acting chairman, Mr Tajudeen Lawal, also accused Adeleke of claiming to be the executor of some of his predecessor’s projects that had been done up to over 70 per cent completion.

The APC boss said Adeleke should be ready to account for any money he might have spent without due process, asking anti-graft agencies to beam its searchlight on the administration.

The statement further read in parts, “the breakdown of the public funds that Adeleke needs to account for in the last 100 days of his administration goes thus: N67.44 billion revenue to the state; N22.8 billion revenue to the local governments.

“The total amount of the revenue excluding the February 2023 allocation that is hanging on the neck of Adeleke is N90.24 billion.

“Adeleke within the period under the spotlight awarded the dubious borehole water contract to be sunk in each of all the 332 wards across the state at a cost of N14 million each.

“The fact check on the Adeleke borehole contract revealed that it was a scam meant to fleece the state as the borehole contract was given out for N2 million per one while the remaining N12 million on each of the boreholes was pocketed by Adeleke.”

Lawal recalled that while in office, ex-governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, was paying the salaries of the government workers in full and as when due, adding that he also offset N97 billion of the inherited debt even when he was getting negative and zero allocations.

Lawal then tasked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission to urgently beam their searchlight on the Osun finances under Adeleke in order to halt the looting spree.

The spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, has not responded to the allegations as of the time of filing this report, as calls to his line did not go through and there was no response yet to the text sent to him.

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