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Adeleke raises the alarm over plot to loot, divert govt assets
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Fri, 22 Jul 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

The governor elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has cau­tioned outgoing governor, Adegboyega Oye­tola and his allies against looting and diverting gov­ernment properties into private ownership.

This is as the Osun gov­ernment has described as untrue the claim by Adeleke, accusing him of peddling lies and propaganda just to curry underserved public sympathy, insisting that Gov­ernor Oyetola does not have a background of pilfering or misappropriating funds.

Adeleke in a statement is­sued and signed by his aide, Olawale Rasheed copy of which was made available to CEOAFRICA in Osogbo said the report has reached him of the alleged plot to loot and divert government property and assets to private owner­ship and bankrupt state fi­nances ahead of change of government.

The statement reads, “The attention of the office of the Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has been drawn to unwhole­some criminal activities by some government functionar­ies and appointees under the watch of Governor Gboyega Oyetola directed towards pilfering of state assets, con­version of public assets into private ownership, illegal awards of licences and incur­ring of superfluous loans and expenditure.

“We have it on good au­thority that Osun state as­sets within the state, Kogi, Lagos, Abuja and outside the shore of the country are being tampered with for private acquisition. We have detailed reports of several properties currently being processed for ownership transfer involving serving commissioners and top government officials, hence serious warning to those involved in the illegal deals.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Informa­tion and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, had noted that “we know where Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governor-elect, is com­ing from, and the world also knows the antecedent of the incumbent governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, the hardworking leader, who has served the people of Osun State meritoriously. He does not have the background of pilfering or misappropriating funds. The records are there for verification.”

In a statement, titled “Osun PDP’s incurable penchant for falsehood, propaganda,” the state’s spokesperson further said: “We have seen the press statement that is in circula­tion from the camp of Senator Ademola Adeleke, poisoning the public with lies and rais­ing false alarms just to heat up the polity, of the state, as is their practice.”

 

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