Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has denied withdrawing N5 billion from the state’s account and also awarding the contract for the reconstruction of the road leading to the Adeleke University, Ede.
Gatekeepers News reports that On Wednesday, the Governor’s Spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed read an issued statement which said that the allegations being peddled on social media was a lie from demented minds and appealed to the public to ignore the rumours.
“The public will recall that Adeleke had, during his inauguration, announced the freezing of all state and local government area accounts.”
“That was done right at the venue of inauguration before he had any access to government’s records and finances.”
“How can such amount be withdrawn from state account on the day of inauguration when the new leader had no access to state accounts?” he asked.
Likewise, he said the State Government had not awarded any contract for the reconstruction of the road leading to Adeleke University, Ede.
“The new government is still settling down and has not awarded any contract.”
“The reconstruction of the said road is a project of the Federal Government to service the Federal Polytechnic, Ede. It has been ongoing since the time of the Oyetola administration.”
“We urge the public to disregard the report as it is a failed attempt to undermine the integrity of the state governor and that of the administration.
“We repeat, for the sake of emphasis, that Adeleke has not awarded any contract since assumption of office on November 27.”