APC slams Gov. Adeleke over probe of contracts awarded by Oyetola

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun  State has slammed Governor Ademola Adeleke over his timing for the setting up  of implementation panel on the White Paper on Contract Review Committee of the contracts awarded during the administration of the immediate-past Governor Gboyega Oyetola now Minister of Marine and Blue Economy.

The APC chairman in the State, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, described the setting up of the implementation committee of the contract as a ploy to cover up the frauds of Adeleke’s administration which were uncovered by the party.

Lawal queried how on earth would the Adeleke’s administration that has been awarding road contracts at the unprecedented cost of N2.5 billion per kilometre would now be talking of a qualification to probe a known prudent administration of Oyetola?

The state APC chairman wondered how a government that has been awarding non-functional boreholes across the state at an alarming rate of N14 million each would settle to probe his predecessor who did same at less than N2 million each?

Lawal said it was funny that an administration that awarded road/flyover contract to the serving deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly without following the due process would now suddenly consider the setting up of an implementation panel of  the White Paper on the Contract Review Committee?

The state APC chairman also wondered  why was it a day after his party accused Adeleke of awarding state road/flyover contracts to his brother and nephew that he(Adeleke) suddenly considered it expedient to set up an implementation committee?

Lawal advised the Governor to thread softly as Osun people are now wiser and knowledgeable enough to read the true motive of his action meant to unjustifiably victimize the opposition for having the effrontery to catalogue the series of frauds his government is  perpetrating against the state in the name of prosecution of legacy projects.

 The state APC chairman who stated that the Adeleke planned probe of his predecessor is diversionary added that the governor would fail in his plan to unjustifiably get at the minister whose political fortune is rising on daily basis.

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