Governor Ademola Adeleke-led government on Sunday said it has been vindicated about the exposure of large-scale looting in the quarters of the Governor, Deputy Governor and others.
The Osun State Government stated this while reacting to the statement released by the Commissioner of Information under Gboyega Oyetola’s administration, Funke Egbemode.
Egbemode in the statement had claimed that some unknown persons looted the quarters after the former Governor vacated the premises.
The statement reads, “It is also important to note here that the State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, was officially informed of the looting of the official residence of Deputy Governor Gboyega Alabi and other quarters within the Government House by ‘unknown men’ the NSCDC was notified of the ongoing looting of government properties in different quarters following the vacation of the premises by the then Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.”
The spokesman to Governor Adeleke, Olawale Rasheed in a statement released on Sunday said the state government is not involved in propaganda.
The statement reads, “We want to put it on record that the Adeleke administration is not involved in lying and propaganda as a tool of governance.
“As a new administration, Governor Ademola Adeleke has a duty to report what he met on the ground to the people of Osun state. This is especially so as the Oyetola administration refused to conduct proper handing over. Running an open government entails disclosing both assets and liabilities of the state government.
“As much as we commend the former Commissioner for owning up to the looting on behalf of his former boss, she should have stopped at that and not attack the new administration that is cleaning the mess created by her former boss.
“Leaders must take responsibility. The extensive looting was effected under Oyetola’s watch and he should own up and not blame unknown hoodlums.
“As to focussing on governance, let the former cabinet members and their team be rest assured that Governor Ademola Adeleke has hit the ground running, dismantling the nest of illegalities and inhuman bobby traps of sadist of yesterday.”