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Osun APC accuses Adeleke of failing to deliver on development promises



The Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its concern that Ademola Adeleke seems more drawn to the prestige of being the state governor rather than having substantial development plans for the people.

In a statement released on Monday, the state APC chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, criticized the state government for not convening council meetings for approximately two months since taking office.

Lawal pointed out, “It is unusual for a democratic state government to abstain from holding executive meetings for such an extended period.” He went on to assert, “Governor Adeleke’s lax approach to governance strongly suggests that his focus is primarily on the trappings of the office, rather than on concrete programs aimed at advancing the State.”

The APC chairman further expressed dismay over the relocation of the state Government House and Governor’s Office to the governor’s sister’s residence in Ede, where Adeleke has been residing for the past ten months since assuming office.

“It is absurd for the Governor to have relocated the Governor’s Office and the Government House to his sister’s residence in Ede where he resides ten months after the inauguration of his administration,” Lawal said.

“Adeleke promised to release White Papers, on some of his hasty decisions through his obnoxious Executive Orders, without anything to that effect to date.”

In a swift reaction, Governor Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, blamed the state APC chapter for a possible “memory loss” for such accusations.

“The former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, held his maiden state executive council meeting on November 4, 2019, almost a year after the 2018 governorship election.

“It Is therefore a probable loss of memory for the state APC to accuse the current administration of either not holding or not announcing to the public the meetings of the state executive council meeting.

“As much as we are not using the abysmal record of the previous government as a yardstick, we pointed out this obvious deceit and memory loss to further help the public to see the falsity in the badly split state APC and the incorrigibility of the state party leadership.

“The cabinet members have for the past three weeks deepening the state sectoral agenda through rigorous brainstorming sessions with the establishment in preparation for an elaborate and expanded state executive council meeting,” Adeleke’s spokesperson said.