Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The People’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state has challenged the state government to account for several billions of naira it has spent on construction of drainages and clearing of water ways.
This challenge was as a result the recent flooding which occurred in some parts of Osogbo,Osun state capital where a life was confirmed dead and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
PDP in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Sunday Bisi, and made available to The Union on Thursday accused the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola of budgeting multiple funds for drainage and waterways in Osogbo without any positive results.
While consoling victims of the unfortunate flooding, Bisi said the state should hold the governor responsible for the flooding as budgeted and borrowed monies were never expended on purposes that are meant for.
He stressed that “The APC government believes so much in lies, deceit and falsehood as a weapon of governance .It considers the voters foolish and incapable of knowing that billions of naira in public fund from the ecological fund have disappeared under the cover of urban renewal, waterway and waterway upgrade.”
The spokesman pointed out that “Osun indebtedness is a tragic incident in the life of the state because the projects those borrowed fund were purportedly spent on were non-existent.
“Fake and fanciful projects were used to siphon billions of naira into private pockets while those few projects that exist are handed over to private commercial interest ro run as business outfits. What happen to Opon Imo? What happened to Osogbo urban renewal?
“It is quite disappointing and disheartening those Osogbo roads can be turned to ponds despite the confessed huge funds allegedly spent on flood control. How can a supposedly progressive government continuously play politics with human lives?”,the statement asked.
Bisi however, wondered what will happen to the other towns when the state capital could witness such a disaster saying that “Osun infrastructure is down despite the propaganda because the state is being run by one person without local government chairmen and commissioners”
The PDP while stating that the state government is already rushing to paint a picture of normality over the flooding and other negative happening across the sectors tasked the people of the state “to shine their eyes and reject fraud, impunity, corruption and incompetence which the APC represents.”
“Osun PDP sympathises with the people of the state over their losses and prayed to God to console those that loved their ones, while calling on the Governor of Osun state, Mr Rauf Aregbesola to come out and tell the whole world what they did with the ecological funds and do the needful to safe lives of the people of Osun state,” the party said.