The Osun chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has imputed misappropriation of the state’s money to ex-governor, Rauf Aregbesola while in the saddle.
PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi threw this accusation at Aregbesola on Tuesday in a statement he released on the interior minister’s plan to mark ten years of alleged progressive government in the state.
The D-day coincided with the two years celebration of Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola’s administration and the exchange between handlers of both arising from the scheduled programmes has further exposed the cracks in Aregbesola and his successor’s relationship.
Weighing in on the matter, the PDP in the statement signed by Odeyemi, hit out at Aregbesola, saying he was hiding behind the smokescreen of the event to perpetrate violence and went on to accuse him of profligacy during his time in the helms of the state’s affairs.
It reads in part, “It is more than mere coincidence that Rauf Aregbesola decided to mark 10 years of his administration on the very day his successor Oyetola wanted to celebrate his 2nd year administration. It is obviously meant to test power and popularity with the use of thugs and hooligans.
“What is he coming here to celebrate? Where is MKO International Cargo Airport where over N3 billion was spent by Aregbesola? What is good in his administration that Aregbesola left over N200 billion debt according to the National Bureau of Statistics as at November 2018 when he left government?
“Under Aregbesola for eight years, civil servants were not promoted, local governments were fraudulently forced to operate parliamentary system just as we want to ask about ‘O Reap,’ ‘O -Hub,’ ‘O-Fish,’ ‘O pig’ all of which are failed promises used to syphon Osun’s allocation.
“Aregbesola also bastardised the educational sector by introducing single uniform, renaming of schools, mergers of institutions including reclassification against universal educational systems. For three years consecutively, Aregbesola spent over N4bn by sending Osun people to Cuba, the advantage of which we still don’t know in Osun state.”