Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has raised alarm that his office has received “direct evidence” of ongoing plans by the outgoing government of the South Western State to embark on emergency awards of contracts worth several billions of naira.
The alarm was contained in a statement signed by Adeleke’s Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed.
The statement recalled that as Adeleke warned last week, reports coming from the outgoing government confirmed that the agenda to bankrupt Osun state on several fronts has commenced with placement of advertisement for awards of bogus contracts.
“The government has placed advertisements in several newspapers inviting contractors for expression of interests in some projects. We are also aware of other financial dealings ongoing within the governments including alleged sanitisation of financial documents among others.
“We are using this medium to call on contractors and consultants to avoid any contractual dealings with the outgoing government. This urgent alert becomes necessary to avoid any avoidable risk-taking as the incoming government will not bear responsibility for any sinister contractual obligations.
“We are equally calling on financial institutions to be cautious in their financial transactions with the outgoing governments. We cannot stress enough that entering into loans or other associated obligations with the outgoing government amounts to collaboration for financial illegality. The Adeleke administration will not be accountable for any financial dealings as banks and other related institutions should be aware that during a transition process, such a transaction is ill-motivated and uncalled for” the incoming Governor warned.
Adeleke restated that he alerted the public and the business community that any financial transaction with the outgoing government is a risk that the incoming administration will not be accountable for.
“On our part, we are working assiduously to prepare for a seamless transition in the best interest of the people of Osun state” the Governor-elect stressed.