Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted the state APC over alleged diversion of the N2 billion naira palliative fund, saying “we are not a corrupt government like yours.
Responding to the statement from the APC, Osun PDP Chairman, Hon Sunday Bisi said APC government that ran the state aground with multi billion naira debt without any democratic dividends, thinks and believe every leader is a kleptocrat with sadist mindset like the previous APC government.
“Governor Ademola Adeleke is a due process leader who cherishes accountability and transparency in all governmental processes. Procurement order has been placed for palliative materials and they will soon arrive.
“The palliative plan by Governor Adeleke is very comprehensive and is designed to be sufficient enough to reach the masses. Only those who were voted out for thieving records will think the Governor from a billionaire background will divert a palliative fund that is publicly declared.
“We want to put it on record that an internal probe conducted by this government had since revealed multi-billion naira maladministration and mismanagement under the previous APC government. Our government is however deeply interested in turning a new leaf rather than conducting a full probe of Oyetola government.
“We also want to affirm that the PDP government in Osun state has a policy of cooperation and collaboration to achieve developmental goals. In a federation, the states are obliged to ensure seamless intergovernmental relations for national development. The presidency appreciates Adeleke governorship, a development that is worrying the state chapter of APC.
” Rather than undermining federal palliative policy, Osun state is complementing it, ensuring a holistic approach and value for money without avenue for self-enrichment as was the case in the past. We are not a government that hoards palliatives; we are an accountable government with integrity and we are being led by a Governor from a reputable philanthropic family.
“When next the state APC makes an irresponsible allegation of fund diversion, the relevant agency of our government will take appropriate legal action. We invite APC to Ipade Imole on Thursday to listen to a transparent Governor delivering detailed stewardship to the good people of Osun State”, the statement by the party chairman of PDP noted.