Former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, yesterday in Ibadan has condemned the administration of
Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, saying it is too extravagant for his liking. He alleged that the governor had failed
to justify how he spent the mid-boggling N168 billion accrued to the state in the last two years.
He noted that Akala just engaged himself in spending spree that would not have direct positive impacts on social
and economic well being of the people.
But Akala replying through his Special Adviser on Public Communication, Prince Dotun Oyelade argued that the
ex-governor quoted a non-existent figure, saying the statement was nothing but a cheap political pronouncement.
He said, â€œobviously, he just picked a figure from the cloud but much more sadly, his statement lacks merit
because he has failed to juxtapose Akalaâ€™s mid term report to his own four years in office. If he did, he would
be a little more constrained in making such wild statement that does little to credit his avowed statesmanship.
He added that Akala completed the Sepeteri road that the ex-governor neglected during his tenure.
In a related development, the AC in a statement signed by its Director of Publicity, Mr. Wasiu Olatunbosun,
alleged that â€œall well-meaning people of the state are not comfortable with the extravagant spending of the state
government on frivolities which can best be described as â€˜distasteful charadeâ€™.
The alleged spending, he stressed, had succeeded in exposing the administrative ineptitude and executive
indolence of those who are custodians of state resources.
By Ola Ajayi
Adesina also berated the Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel for the blood oath taking adding that the
publication of the nude photograph of one of the state lawmakers, Mr Wale Alausa was a complete distaste to our
According to him, â€œThe barbaric act only helped to show the extent the people can go to get power which is
transient. If truly the federal government is sincereÂ with its rebrandingÂ programme, it should declare a state
of emergency in Ogun State and institute a judicial panel of enquiry with a view to bringing to book those indicted, to serve as deterrent to others in futureâ€.