Following the claim of the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ajibola Basiru, that Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke spends N400 million monthly on domestic running costs, Adeleke has described the ex-lawmaker as a troubled soul who is still bitter about his electoral loss.
Governor Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, described the allegations as “careless, ill-thought, and lacking any iota of truth.”
He refuted the claim that he was drawing N400 million monthly for domestic running costs from the government coffers.
He pointed out that he forgoes the typical security vote to demonstrate his commitment to selfless service to the people of Osun.
According to the governor, “We are constrained to directly deny the unfounded allegation by a defeated Senator of Osun Central, Mr Ajibola Bashiru that Governor Ademola Adeleke spends N400 million monthly on domestic running costs. If the former Senator truly uttered this blatant falsehood, it is ‘defamatory and reprehensible.’
“There is no iota of truth in the careless and ill-thought-out statement, as the governor is not drawing any domestic running cost from the government coffers. 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 a strong exception to the intentional fabrication of lies against a governor whose popularity and performance rating are above 85 per cent”.
Adeleke advised the APC scribe to redeem his ways as he is busy transforming Osogbo and Osun state as a whole.
Basiru, during a meeting with APC party members in Osogbo had claimed that Governor Adeleke was influenced by his family, particularly his elder sister, Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, and raised concerns about increased state allocations without a commensurate