The Peoples’ Democratic Party, Osun State Chapter said her attention has been drawn to a statement released by the Osun State Spokesman of the APC, Mr Kunle Oyatomi in response to the press conference addressed last Thursday by the State chairman of the PDP, Hon Soji Adagunodo.
In a press release signed by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Osun state, Hon. Sunday Bisi, he said that the statement regrettably dodged the message in several allegations of financial impropriety levied against the Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola but rather resorted to name calling and insults to the messenger.
“While we note that this style is consistent with the pattern of communication of the APC at all levels, it is necessary to once more draw the attention of Mr Oyatomi to the grievous allegations which the good people of Osun state expect him to address in concrete terms or otherwise keep silent, Hon. Bisi said.
He further said that for the sake of clarity, the APC and indeed the State government was called upon to justify the spending of over 6 billion Naira as recurrent expenditure by the Governor in one year at a time when the State received deficit allocation for 10 months.
“How much of that sum was spent as overhead by the unnamed agencies in the Governor’s office?
“What has Oyatomi got to say about the use of 276 million Naira on infrastructural development of the Governor’s office as against 1.18 million Naira spent on state hospitals in the same year?
“Did the APC spokesman forget or chose to ignore to respond to the allegations of an upward review of a contract sum of an already commissioned project by almost a billion Naira and the construction of a website for over 10 million Naira ?
“To what use was the 11.744 billion Naira received as bailout funds in 2016 put by the State government?
“These are some of the issues contained in Hon Adagunodo’s press conference which a responsible government ought to address without ill-feeling.
“We advise Mr Oyatomi to avoid being turned into a laughing stock but rather rise above the pettiness of his pay-masters next time he is called upon to defend issues he probably knows little or nothing about,the statement concluded.