The Osun State Government has debunked the report of the award of a contract by Governor Ademola Adeleke for the reconstruction of the road leading to the Adeleke University, and that the governor withdrew the sum of N5 billion Naira from state accounts.
According to a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Osun State Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, he said the reports are a complete falsehood and the product of malicious misinformation.
He added that the governor is on seat to service the people and not interested in self-enrichment as was the mantra of yesterday leadership.
The statement read in part:
“The attention of the Osun State Government has been drawn to a report of award of contract by Governor Ademola Adeleke for the reconstruction of the road leading to the Adeleke University. The story is a complete falsehood and product of malicious misinformation.
“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 Governor Adeleke has not awarded any contract since the assumption of office on November 27th, the statement said.
“We want to also publicly deny a malicious rumour and unfounded allegation secretly being peddled on social media by men of yesterday that Governor Ademola Adeleke withdrew Five Billion Naira from State Accounts. This is a lie from demented minds.
“The public will recall that Governor Adeleke had during his inauguration announced the freezing of all state and local government 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 How can such amount be withdrawn from State account on the day of inauguration when the new leader had no access to state accounts?,” Rasheed stated.
e, therefore, appealed to members of the public to ignore the rumour as a product of deranged individuals who are still in pain because of their loss of power.