Following his inability to pay workers and pensioners for the past seven months, Governor Rauf Aregbesola has been advised to throw in the towel.
Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday, the deputy national chairman of the Nigeria Advance Party (NAP) in the South West, Tosin Odeyemi made this demand, The Punch reports.
Reacting to Aregbesola comment of him performing excellently since he assumed office of a second term in April, Odeyemi said: “The governor said he had performed well, but if this is the best he can deliver, then he should resign.
“Is this the change he promised the people? Everybody is suffering now, both Christians and Muslims and the governor is saying he had done well. He is insensitive to the plight of the people of the state.
“The governor, through his profligate spending, has brought shame and ridicule to the workers and the entire people of the state. He has turned almost everybody to beggar in the state.
“Where is Laoye-Tomori (deputy governor) now? It is so sad that workers have been turned to beggars. The Christian Association of Nigeria has now started soliciting food for workers.
“Is the governor not eating? Are his children and wife starving like the workers? Certainly not. The governor still goes with all the vehicles in his convoy, he has failed woefully”.
However, in a reaction to NAP’s allegation of wasteful spending by Governor Aregbesola, Semiu Okanlawon, the media aide of the governor said:
“If no one could accuse Aregbesola of wasteful spending in his four years of governance why now would anyone say he is wasteful? It is ironic that those making these allegations today applauded the very prudent manner he had managed the affairs of the state even with the very meagre resources at his disposal.
“Where has he been wasteful?. Is it in his implementation of the most applauded people oriented programmes such as OMEAL, OYES or care for the elderly and vulnerable, or in the massive provision of infrastructure across the state?
“The accusation of insensitivity cannot be true, but for the revenue crisis, payments of salaries and allowances were major priorities of this government.
“We are aware that at periods like this, the head of any administration becomes easy target for pillory, but this is just a phase that will pass away”.
Meanwhile, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Osun state chapter has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to begin his war on corruption by probing Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration for alleged financial recklessness.
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