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Osun APC Faults Vanguard’s Good Governance Award bestowed On Gov Adeleke



Osun APC Faults Vanguard's Good Governance Award bestowed On Gov Adeleke

Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has faulted the ‘Good Governance and Governor of The Award on Infrastructure’ bestowed on Governor Ademola Adeleke, saying the governor, base on his performance in the last one and half years did not merit the award.

The leading opposition party in the state described the award’s presentation programme as an absorb celebration of mediocrity in the executive branch.

Osun APC Chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal in a statement signed by the party’s Director Of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, and made a available to New Telegraph in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the governor was not eligible for the award.

Lawal while querying the value of the award, alleged that the governor had since inception of his administration, crippled the local government administration in the state by cornering their monthly federal allocations.

He said: “I am still finding it difficult to believe that a governor who could not properly account for the accrued N200 billion Federal Government’s allocations to the state since November 2022 could be found worthy of being awarded with the good governance award.

“Is it not strange that Governor Adeleke, who has been warehousing the Federal Government’s fuel subsidy removal palliatives in cash and food items meant for the people of the state, should be deemed fit for such a controversial award?

“Would it be right to honour a governor whose only achievement in the local government areas is award of 1.5km road construction, even despite hijacking over N111bn federal allocation due to the third tier of government in 17 months?

“Whose decision was it to consider for an award a governor who, for pecuniary gains and desperation to corner money for 2026 re-election bid, contracted multi-billion road projects to fertilizers suppliers, cyber cafe operators and other incompetent cronies and political lapdogs?

“Who thought it right to give an award of excellence in the office to an entity who only repainted the Government House and the Presidential Lodge therein without making known to the public the amount of money the said contracts gulped?

“Would it be right to honour a governor who has been rubbishing the Obaship institution in the state by needlessly sacking some of them without recourse to the rule of law and made a futile attempt to drag the state judiciary in the mud by going for the jugular of the State Chief Judge who was eventually saved by the Nigerian Judicial Council(NJC)?

“Based on the foregoing and other verifiable reasons, I am making bold to say that the Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke does not merit any award as there is nothing on ground to show that he is ready for governance; the award should be withdrawn without further delay”.