The State Government of Osun has described the rumour that it asked the local governments for N2.9b, saying it was a fabricated lie from the opposition party
in a Statement on Monday made available to newsmen by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the government called on members of the public to disregard the rumour as it was far from the truth.
It reads: “Our attention has been drawn to fake news from the Osun APC hall of infamy, alleging a supposed directive to Local Governments to contribute N2.9 billion naira. This is a lie from the pit of hell and a progression of Osun APC to eventual melancolic state after days of hallucination from a mild form of depression.
“First was the senseless allegation of a plot by the Adeleke government to demote one million workers. Now the ridiculous tantrum about false extortion of N2.9 billion from local governments. In their rabid state of despondency, the capacity to churn out any believable lie is severely degraded, leading to bush league releases from incompetent minds.
“We call on members of the public to ignore this new round of misinformation and disinformation. This administration is governed strictly by due process and transparency within the context of public finance regulations. The State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has zero tolerance for corrupt practices as he focuses daily on delivery of good governance and people’s welfare.
“At the Ipade Imole to be held next month, Osun people and all stakeholders will have the opportunity to receive and contribute to the stewardship report from the state government by the special grace of God.” The statement concluded
We assure the citizenry that this current leadership is nurtured by open government principles for good governance.