Oyetola, Adeleke disagree over gov-elect’s booby trap allegation

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Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has accused the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, of setting booby traps for him to make the state ungovernable.

Adeleke disclosed this on Thursday while receiving a report of the Peoples Democratic Party’s transition committee in Ede, Osun State.

He commended the committee members for doing a good job and assured the people of the state of purposeful leadership.

He said, “To the outgoing government, I condemn the deliberate efforts to destabilise the state and its governance assets. It is sad that someone who is entrusted with leadership, Governor Oyetola has chosen the path of booby-trapping state structures to make Osun ungovernable.

“From padding state payroll to multiple engagements outside the due process, the collective assets and treasury of Osun State are being distorted, diverted and mortgaged for selfish political and private interests.

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“I make a vow to the people of Osun State that none of the ongoing illegalities will stand under my leadership. We are compiling the long list of infractions committed in the dying minutes of the APC government.”

But while reacting to Adeleke’s allegation, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Affairs, Mr Sunday Akere, urged the governor-elect to tell people of the state if he is incapable of serving as governor.

Akere said, “Governor Oyetola has the mandate of the people of Osun until midnight of November 26 and he will carry out the mandate as entrusted by the people in all ramifications.

“If the so-called governor-elect feels that he is not capable of shouldering the responsibility of administering Osun, he should openly tell the people. They are not there yet and they are not in the position to tell Governor Oyetola what he should do.”

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