The All Progressives Congress in Osun State has accused Governor Ademola Adeleke of mismanaging N90 billion accrued to the state in the last 100 days of his administration.
Tajudeen Lawal, the acting Chairman of the party, levelled the allegation in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo.
He alleged that Adeleke had been spending government funds lavishly and frivolously without necessarily reversing his earlier order of freezing the state’s account.
Lawal said Adeleke should be ready to account for any money he might have spent without due process on “the day of reckoning which is knocking”.
He said: “Adeleke should justify his claim to accountability and probity, if he can give account of the funds accrued to the state in the last 110 days.”
He alleged that the government got N11 billion from Siftas; N5 billion from NG CARES; N6.7 billion Federal Government parastatal tax liability; N3.2 billion Nigeria for women project; N4.9 billion State Ease of Doing Business Reforms’ and N14 billion left in the kitty by the immediate past Gboyega Oyetola administration.
Lawal called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to urgently beam their searchlights on Osun State finances under Adeleke.
In his reaction, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, the acting PDP Chairman in the state, denied the allegation that the state government had received N90 billion in the last three months.
Adekunle said: “The state account is open to the public and the public knows without being told that Governor Adeleke is not a thieving governor like those of the past as his focus and attention is on delivery of good governance.
“Because PDP and its government outperformed the APC and proved that people’s needs can be met, the APC has become disillusioned and cannot even offer believable lies against a governor, whose popularity rating is now knocking 90 per cent.”