Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The Civil Societies’ Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO) has called on well meaning Nigerians to prevail on the Osun State House of Assembly to carry out its constitutional duties as being demanded by the petition written by one of the state judge, Justice Folahanmi Oloyede The house should also ensure that all other petitions submitted by other individuals and organizations in our state over the financial recklessness of the state governor, Mr.Rauf Aregbesola and his deputy, Mrs. Titi LaoyeTomori.
The group comprising of all credible civil societies organizations in the state noted that the State House of Assembly has failed to perform her duties as enshrined in sections 4, 128 and 129 of the constitution as the watchdog of the executive arm of government.
“Rather than the House Assembly addressing the petition on its own merit, the propriety or otherwise of the petitioner has been the song on their mouth, and this we learnt was not unconnected with the huge some, purportedly running into hundreds of millions of naira which the governor has given to the house members, who also are aggrieved of being shortchanged in financial dealings by the governor and have now found this impeachment petition a veritable avenue to get their “cut” of the already depleted treasury of the state.
“It is indeed regrettable to see that the supposed “people’s parliament” has now become a trading ground for members to do business with the lives and destinies of the very same people they swore to represent,” they alleged.
Addressing a press conference in Osogbo yesterday, the duo Comrade Adeniyi Sulaiman Alimi and Comrade Ebenezer Oladapo, both the Chairman and the Secretary of CSCEO respectively noted that the demonstration of statesmanship, by Oloyede has momentarily halted the journey of Osun state to perdition, as well as opened the eye of the ‘hypnotized’ citizens, to the obscurity and gloom their state lies in.
Their words: “We were promised banishment of poverty and hunger, peaceful co-existence and all-round development and prosperity but what do we have four years after: poverty, hunger and starvation, backwardness, social insecurity, sickness and deaths.
“The bravery, clear-headedness, passion, concern and love of a citizen, Folahanmi, for her dear state and fellow men which brought about this realization cannot but be recognized, applauded and commended by every right thinking individual.