Osun PDP reacts to APC allegations on contract to brother, nephew, others

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has debunked what it described as “catalogue of lies and fake news just churned out by the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC)”.

The party denied allegations that the State Government violated the state procurement law, and that the Adeleke’s family is looting the state treasury through contract awards.

Addressing a press briefing at the party’s State headquarters in Osogbo, on Tuesday, the PDP chairman in the State, Hon. Sunday Bisi affirmed that the State Government is not only complying with the extant laws but prudently deploying available resources to develop the state infrastructure.

Bisi said, ” We understand the perilous situation of the Osun APC but we expect them to at least be reasonable in the quest to manufacture lies.

“Dr. Deji Adeleke is a renowned businessman with a series of successful ventures and has no reason whatsoever to be hiding behind anyone to engage in a legitimate business. We take the reckless accusation of the Osun APC as a failed strategy to drag the serial investor into their shameless rhetoric and we enjoin the public to totally discountenance this irresponsible blackmail attempt by the feckless opposition in Osun state.

“The same thing goes for Mr. David Adeleke, a thriving musician but which the Osun APC is trying to smear with lies and reckless assumptions.”

On the accusation that the State Government violated 2015 Public Procurement Act on the award of multi-billion contract, the PDP chairman said “That the Osun APC failed to quote the relevant section of the PPA 2015 easily gives away the lies in its claim. The award of the contracts followed the lettered provisions of the PPA 2015, which we believe the Osun APC is ignorant of or just choose to be mischievous by setting out a wrong narrative in the public. There is no violation of the procurement law of Osun state or any other laws.”

On the accusation against deputy speaker, Akinyode Abidemi Oyewusi, he said, ” It is on record that as at the time when Raregeode Company Limited and Acumen Forte Limited won the bid and were awarded contracts for the various projects, the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. AKINYODE ABIDEMI OYEWUSI has ceased to have any role in the two companies. The public are advised to note the March 20, 2023, resignation letter of Rt. Hon. AKINYODE ABIDEMI OYEWUSI, relinquishing control over the two companies in line with the provisions of the law. As long as he has resigned his interest in the company, there is no encumbrance or illegality on the side of the Deputy Speaker.”

Bisi, therefore called on Governor Ademola Adeleke to launch a full probe of the Gboyega Oyetola’s government adding that “It is time to expose to the public the legacy of fraudulent administration left behind by former Governor.”

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