Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Osun state chapter, Thursday, alleged that the recently launched standardized scales by the Osun state government was a rip off meant to benefit some of the Lagos based cronies of governor Rauf Aregbesola.
It would be recalled that Aregbesola on Monday, June 13 launched the standardized weight for use in markets across the state in Osogbo.
The PDP however in a statement issued in Osogbo by its spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, a copy of which was made available to The Union stressed that the new scale is “another product of a confused mind, meant to rip off Osun people and designed to fail.”
According to the statement: “like the ill-fated Opon Imo, common uniforms for all schools, reclassification of schools, non-appointment of commissioners and hijab crises, the “Osunwon Omoluabi” is designed to fail and it is another avenue to settle some Lagos cronies of Ogbeni.
“From our findings most of the 40,000 pieces of the scale bought by a contractor friend of Aregbesola since 2012 but kept in a warehouse in Ode Omu had developed faults right from the takeoff of the programme.
“Going by the rate at which the government plans to sell them to already pauperized people of the state, profit running to several millions of naira would be made by those involved at the expense of the people.”
“We wonder why Osunwon is the main thing for government of a state like Osun where all worship centres have been turned to Internally Displaced Camps (IDP) over unpaid salaries and all what the government could do as palliative measure is to further compound the people’s problems with the exorbitant sale of “weighing machine”
“Like Opon Imo, common school uniforms and other similar white elephant projects being executed by the present administration, this Osunwon project is never designed to succeed because Osun does not need such.”