The Osun State government has refuted the allegations made by Senator Ajibola Bashiru, the national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), that Governor Ademola Adeleke spends N400 million monthly on domestic running costs.
The governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, stated in a press release that the claim made by the former representative from Osun Central is completely false and slanderous.
Rasheed emphatically denied that the governor receives any domestic running cost funding from the government.
He said, “It is a shameful concoction from a troubled mind who is still bitter about his electoral loss. As a man of due process, the governor operates within the bounds of public finance regulations. He forgoes the usual security vote as a deliberate demonstration of his readiness for selfless service to Osun people.
We take strong exception to an intentional fabrication of lies against a governor whose popularity and performance rating are above 85 percent.
“We advise the defeated politician to redeem his ways as his unholy crusade against the performing governor of Osun State is daily deepening his isolation from the people of Osogbo, his hometown. As Mr Governor is transforming Osogbo and Osun State as a whole, the grassroots even within Mr Bashiru’s ward are angry that a failed senator is casting aspersion on a great benefactor of Osogbo and Osun people.
“We affirm that Governor Adeleke is transparently running Osun State and is not drawing any domestic running cost as asserted by the APC chieftain”