Adeleke’s 100-day in office monumental failure, wasted N90bn-Osun APC
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has berated the administration of Governor Ademola Adeleke for performing woefully in the last three months of being at the helms of affairs in the state.
Briefing newsmen on Wednesday, at the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Office, Osogbo, acting Chairman of the party in the state, Tajudeen Lawal bemoaned the Adeleke administration’s woes to a ‘proverbial snake that passes through atop a rock without any significant sign of a passage.’
It would be recalled that Adeleke was sworn-in on November 27, 2022.
APC described the governor’s 100 days as uneventful, hellish, displeasing, nasty, distasteful, wicked, unsavoury and unpalatable as humongous funds to the tune of N90billion accrued to the state’s coffers were lavishly spent and unaccounted for in the last three months.
Lawal noted how Adeleke has been abysmally managing the meagre resources of the state on frivolities saying what had been received in the last three months was enough to build sustainable infrastructural development capable of sustaining the state for the next four years.
According to him, apart from the regular FAAC totalling N15 billion that the administration had received, due to the diligent administration former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the state government had equally received about N11 billion from Siftas; N5 billion from NG CARES and N6.7 billion Federal Government parastatal tax liability in the last three months.
Lawal revealed that the Adeleke-led administration also received another N3.2 billion Nigeria for women project; N4.9 billion State Ease of Doing Business Reforms among others, aside from the N14 billion left in the kitty by the Oyetola administration totaling over N60 billion.
He further accused the Adeleke’s administration of mismanaging and misappropriating N30 billion that accrued to the coffers of the 30 local government areas and Ife-East Area Office within the last 100 days of administering the affairs of the state.
Lawal criticized Adeleke for running a dubious administration, adding that the embattled governor had not displayed to the people that he is focused as ‘he has been operating like a bull in the China shop in order to feign seriousness.’
He described Adeleke’s scorecard across sectors of the economy as a monumental failure as being attested to with the “issuance of many disputatious, ignoble, obnoxious, unpopular and highly controversial executive orders among which was the one that he used to humiliate three already crowned monarchs by asking them to stay away from their palaces without any justifiable reason.”
He added: “It will be pedestrian and monochromatic to talk about the Adeleke promised intervention in the primary health projects across the state and sinking of boreholes in each of the 332 wards across the state as a random investigation of the same, like others, has shown that they are only a mirage and delusion which are only existing in the imagination of the sacked governor and his co-travellers.
“The list of such fraudulent projects which Adeleke has slated for commissioning is legendary! The most dubious of the superfluous projects is the N16 billion so called Digital Economy with no clear cut understanding of what the administration wants to spend N16 billion on.
“We want to state clearly here for the knowledge of the people of the state that the so-called Osun Tech Revolution project that Adeleke inaugurated with fanfare three days ago is a scam skillfully orchestrated to swindle the state as it isn’t a new project. “It was Oodua Infraco that was given its Muhammadu approval by the President Buhari administration, which had earlier approached the government of Oyetola for the approval of the government’s right of way which was joyously granted free of charge as it was found out that it would be beneficial to the people of the state.
“It was for lack of nothing tangible to showcase that is making Adeleke to fraudulently roll out the drums, counting same as part of his achievements under the 100 days of his administration.”