23 Jun 2015

PDP faults APC’s claim on Osun state helicopter

The Peoples Democratic Party has described as falsehood the claim of the All Progressives Congress that the helicopter bought by Governor Rauf Aregbesola is on lease and generating revenue for the state.

The Chairman of the APC in Osun State, Mr. Gboyega Famodun, had on Monday said the governor would not sell the helicopter which he said was bought for surveillance and now being leased on to generate fund for the state.

But the Director of Media and Strategy of the PDP in Osun State, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, said the claim was a lie and insisted that the helicopter was being used by the governor and members of his family.
The PDP said, ” The contradiction that the helicopter supposedly bought for surveillance is also on a business lease in Lagos in itself is a lie. The machine is being used solely by Aregbesola’s family.

“APC should bury it’s head in shame by claiming to have built an airport in Osun when it is a known fact that the party achievements are mere propaganda.”
The opposition party also said that the state government had not completed any project since Aregbesola assumed office while challenging the ruling party to mention any project it had inaugurated.

While describing the nonpayment of the workers for the past eight months as the height of insensitivity, the opposition party said the statement credited to Famodun that civil servants were just one per cent of the population was callous.
The PDP added, “We wonder why APC could not admit and state the actual Osun indebtedness which Semiu Okanlawon said was N44billion in a statement but which Aregbesola admitted was N104b at Osun Assembly inauguration and criminally avoided to add up the N300 billion loans contracted by 30 local government areas on his instruction.”

”APC should explain what has happened to billions of security votes the Governor had collected, how much is spent weekly on helicopter; Government House and Lagos visitors and other extravagant life of Aregbesola who was throwing recharge cards and US dollars at Lagos campaigns.”
Credit: Femi Makinde/Punch

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