Adeleke to Aregbesola: Don’t finance election with N16.6bn Paris refund

Written by on September 13, 2018

The governorship competitor of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has cautioned Governor Rauf Aregbesola against preoccupation of the N16.6bn Paris Club discount discharged to the state to support the race of the applicant of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.

Adeleke said this in Osogbo on Wednesday at a question and answer session he tended to close by the administrator of the PDP in the state, Mr Soji Adagunodo.

Adeleke, who is a serving congressperson speaking to Osun West Senatorial District at the Senate, said the cash was discharged by the Federal Government at once near the race, saying this had collected doubts that the cash would be occupied to subsidize the race.

Adeleke stated, “You are generally mindful of the ongoing declaration of the arrival of N16.6bn (from the) Paris Club discount to the Osun State Government. The reserve is intended for the installment of specialists’ compensation overdue debts and benefits and tips in the state.

Comparable supports running into a few billions of naira have been discharged to Osun State Government in the past beginning with the bailout reserves. However, Osun State laborers and beneficiaries keep on suffering 34 months of untold hardship.

“Give me a chance to make it copiously evident that the criminal redirection of this most recent discharge will be stood up to. The administration authorities who are specifically or remotely associated with the utilization of this new discharge must guarantee specialists’ pay rates, annuities and unpaid debts are paid immediately.

“We caution that any endeavor to occupy the store for false temporary worker installments or for any discretionary purposes will be opposed by our kin. Each kobo from the discount must go to the settlement of exceptional pay rates and work of specialists.

“On the off chance that anything opposite is done in the treatment of the reserve, we will guarantee full recuperation of the last kobo once our administration is voted into office. Each one of those associated with such criminal preoccupation of the Paris Club discount or some other assets implied for the welfare of the laborers and retired people will be sought after, captured and arraigned.”

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, when reached on the phone, said Adeleke had no influence to guide the senator with the state cash.

He stated, “He isn’t in the situation to instruct us with the state’s store. We are in government and we will do what we feel is the best with it.”

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