The Osun State Government has flayed the views of the Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, on the lingering tussle over the ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, in a newspaper interview, yesterday.
Reacting to Alao-Akala’s position on the institution, his Osun State counterpart, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, accused the Oyo State’s helmsman of engaging in illegalities by appropriating the joint-ownership of the institution to his state.
In a statement issued in Osogbo, yesterday, Aregbesola declared that: ‘’For the umpteenth time, we state that LAUTECH remains a joint property of Osun and Oyo states and no matter the capacity of the Oyo State Governor to trample on the rule of law, he will soon find out that his labour to convert the institution to his private property is nothing but an exercise in futility.
‘’All his illegal actions on the institution have been reversed and they remain so. And, one thing is certain, the Osun State Government, under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, will not counter Alao-Akala’s series of illegalities with any form of illegalities. Aregbesola remains irrevocably committed to respect for the rule of law. And, in end, the LAUTECH imbroglio shall be resolved by law and it is only those who scorn laws and orders that will be losers,’’ it added.