The Osun State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to desist from political gimmicks and deal with the administration allegedly being perpetrated by his party, the All-Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement signed by Sunday Bisi, the Osun PDP Chairman and made available to newsmen, the party disclosed that the call became necessary due to the laborious cum dramatic integrity inspection being conducted on a few schools building projects, most of which were completed less than six years ago but are now on the verge of total collapse.
While wondering why the inspection which the PDP described as ‘APC orchestrated emergency situation’ had to wait until the 11th hour to the Osun gubernatorial election before government would start informing the populace about the potentially fatal defects on the project which was executed at outrageous costs, it noted that the state is being made to make monthly refunds on loans obtained on the projects running into hundreds of billions of Naira.
The party tasked the state government to extend its integrity searchlight to the Flyover at Olaiya before it is allowed to inflict fatal pains on innocent road users in the state.
It maintained that the integrity radar should also explain to the public why the flyover was compressed into a single carriage way as against what was tabled before the public prior to commencement of work on the project.
“Although, out party is not unmindful of Mr Oyetola’s desperate bid to hide under pretentious actions as this 11th hour so called integrity tests on projects executed by their own government and as a matter of fact, when Mr Oyetola was calling shots around as the chief of staff to his former boss, Rauf Aregbesola.”
The party wanted the governor and his party to purge themselves of the deception it’s selling to unsuspecting members of the public whenever they are confronted with electoral humiliation.
They also accused the government of reckless ineptitude, wickedness and a complete lack of respect for human lives especially that of innocent children who have been marching to the “death traps” almost on a daily basis.
They asked the state governor not to distance himself from a government in which he was a principal actor for 8 years, adding that claiming ignorance of actions taken in the last administration was a mere waste of time.
“For all we care, Oyetola can stab his former boss in the back but the cost burden in terms of consequential liabilities on the state, which have been shrouded in uncanny secrecy should also be unraveled. That is where people can begin to take the governor’s integrity a bit serious.
“That the good people of our dear state are not availed the actual debt portfolio incurred to execute the failed mega schools and other abandoned projects scattered across the state, is a cracked integrity foundation on its own.”
Meanwhile, the Osun State Government through the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji has reiterated its determination to keep its citizens and residents safe irrespective of mischief makers’ insinuations to the contrary.
Making this known in statement to debunk claims that the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola was out to witch-hunt its predecessor with the decision to carry out integrity tests on the state-owned model schools, the government said safety of students, teachers and all workers in the affected schools is the reason for the exercise.
Oyebamiji also said the governor will continue to do what is right for his people unlike the desperate elements trying to score cheap political points at the expense of human lives.