The Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter, has demanded a
detailed account of how the state’s allocations and other funds
collected by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, since
the inception of his administration.
The party, in a statement on Tuesday, by the Director of Media and
Publicity of Iyiola Omisore Campaign Organisation, Mr. Diran
Odeyemi, said the PDP was making the request because it had
established that all the projects the Osun State government had
claimed as its projects were either funded by Federal Government
or with local governments allocations.
The party said it welcomed the admittance by the government
spokesperson, Mr Sunday Akere, that the administration of
President Goodluck Jonathan through UBEC, built all elementary
and middle schools in the state, while those roads executed at local
governments were paid for by all council areas in the state.
The PDP said, “With the facts at our disposal, Ogbeni Aregbesola
has received over N300bn from federation account since he took
over as the governor of the state. All elementary and middle
schools in Osun state are built by UBEC, all high schools were
constructed with SUKUK bond,
“Osogbo/Ila Odo road originally designed and partly executed by a
PDP government, is being funded by Bank of Infrastructure, Abuja,
another establishment of the Federal Government. So, where is the
“Both Aiyegbaju and Aje markets are being funded by private
organisations, while Ring Road in Osogbo and Gbongan Road are
being financed by contractors themselves. We are left with no
option, as indigenes, to demand the account of what Aregbesola has
The PDP said in spite of not spending state’s earnings on any
capital projects, it was amazed that the debt burden of the state was
still in excess of N300bn.
It further alleged that despite huge amount being expended on
projects, the quality of the jobs done was still suspect.