Barely two days after Governor Ademola Adeleke celebratd his 100 days in office, the Osun State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC has accused the his administration of taking credit for projects embarked on by his predecessor.
The Party also condemned the Adeleke administration for halting activities of the Ilesha University (IU), claiming that the previous administration has met all requirements and received approval form adequate bodies.
Addressing the press conference on Wednesday, at the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Office, Osogbo, the State Acting Chairman, Hon. Tajudeen Lawal bemoaned Adeleke’s administration, attributing his administrative woes to a ‘proverbial snake that passes through atop a rock without any significant sign of a passage.’
Lawal said, “It is still fresh in the memory of the Ijesa communities how Adeleke acting out of victimisation, oppression and vindictiveness stopped the operation of the Ilesa University (IU) established by the administration of Oyetola despite the fact that the elated Ijesa people had contributed and donated handsomely for the take-off of the university. He killed the dreams of so many decades among the Ijesa people.
“Adeleke also sacked 500 health workers when there were no enough number of the required health staff in the state. Adeleke has been using political hoodlums to torment, harass, maim and kill members of the opposition APC members before, during and after the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“Within the period under review, the embattled governor succeeded in dissolving the age-long National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state and promptly and surprisingly replaced them with handpicked and heavily compromised Park Managers under the leadership of a notorious and daredevil political thug who hails from Osogbo.
“The sacked governor in a similar manner also dissolved the O’Meal operators and forcefully withdrew official cars from the Iyaloja-General of the state and other Iyalojas (market women leaders) across the state,” the statement reads in part.
Lawal also alleged that the running party in the state has victimized it member in the build up to the last Presidential Election resulting to death of it member.
He added, “The latest of the atrocities perpetrated on the opposition APC members by Adeleke in the state which has been securing negative reportage for the state in the media is the use of political thugs to forcefully win the last presidential and national elections for all the candidates of his party, the PDP. Before, during and after the elections, the whole state was heavily militarized with the PDP thugs who maimed, assaulted, attacked, harassed and killed no fewer than 30 members of our party.
“Adeleke embarked on the militarization and thuggerization of the elections in order for his party to win the elections so as as to give a fraudulent claim of the popularity of his party and subsequently justify the over-voting affirmation against him as adjudged by the tribunal. But funny enough, his lack of legal-know-how is blocking his reasoning to comprehend the fact that there is no nexus between justice and emotion.”
Responding to some of the questions asked by the journalists, the former Commissioner of Works, Engr. Remi Omowaiye called on the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to come to the State and beam their searchlight into the financial activities of the state.
Omowaiye added that the previous administrations in the state has completed more than 70% of the Osogbo/Ikirun express road, “For instance, it is a common knowledge that the immediate past Governor Adegboyega Oyetola continued the Osogbo -Ikirun-Kwara boundary road as a sum of N1billion was released to the contractor, thus, any claim by Adeleke to have attributed the continuation of the road to his government was not only a scam but fraudulent.