Commending General Muhammadu Buhari for Not Coming to Ibadan, Gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Saturday’s elections in Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has revealed that it would take Oyo State the next 50years to repay the bond incurred by the present administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The former governor said that Governor Ajimobi who is seeking re-election under the All Progressives Congress (APC) has incurred over N100 billion bond in the last 46 months for the purpose of elections, adding that if he is not ousted, the State may face serious financial challenges at it may not be able to meet its obligations.
Alao-Akala who spoke through his director of public affairs, Oludare Ogunlana, said that the governor lied that he bought new tractors for farmers at the cost of N2.5 billion only to discover that they were obsolete. The governor, he asserted, will face the wrath of the law after he might have lost his re-election bid as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently investigating the case.
He added that “it was immoral for Governor Ajimobi to appoint his woman-friend, a level 13 officer as Permanent Secretary”, describing the action as contravening civil service code.
“It is on record that his wife deducts N15 million illegally from funds accrued to the State Action Committee of Aids (SACA) monthly. The governor has spent over N2b on Oyo State Technical University whose location is still unknown. The pro-chancellor of the elusive University, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi had to resign when he saw the fraud perpetrated by Ajimobi.
“It is also worthy of mentioning that the verification exercise that led to sacking of workers costed the government N1.6 billion and the contract was awarded to his children. The supply of cars in Oyo State was awarded to his children and cronies and that is why it is shrouded in secrecy.