The terms of reference given to the transition committee set up by the Osun Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke have been described as a sign that the incoming administration was not prepared for governance.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Osun State Governor, Ismail Omipidan made this known in a radio current affairs programme on Friday.
Omipidan also accused the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of relying on lies and added that the setting up of the transition committee by the governor-elect was a result of hearsay.
Recall that Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Osun governor-elect on Thursday, July 28, 2022, inaugurated a 37-member transition committee charged with interfacing with the outgoing government of Adegboyega Oyetola on a smooth transition of power.
The transition committee which was tasked with an 18-point term of reference was also charged to hit the ground running and propose actionable agenda for the new administration in the first 100 days, 1 year and subsequent years.
The transition committee has, as Chairman, Muyiwa Oladimeji and Secretary, Bamidele Salam who is a serving member of the House of Representatives.
Omipidan maintained that the state government had not obtained any loan and has not given any emergency contract since the result of the July 16, gubernatorial election was announced.
In his words, “The inauguration of the transition committee by the governor-elect yesterday shows that the Osun PDP is not prepared for governance and the inauguration is just a confirmation of this.
“As to the allegation of obtaining of loan, I will state categorically here that Osun did not obtain any loan and the government has prosecuted all the contracts without recourse to any loan.
“Also, my principal has not awarded any emergency contract. I call on the PDP to identify any emergency contract that the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has awarded after the announcement of the election result.”
Omipidan also held that the statement credited by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson, alleging the Adegboyega Oyetola administration of awarding emergency contracts has not been fair and is full of lies and propaganda.
Reacting, the Chairman of the transition committee, Muyiwa Oladimeji disclosed that the inauguration of the transition committee was without any hidden agenda.
Oladimeji added that the terms of reference that the committee was tasked with are a common thing under a presidential system of government.
In his words, “The terms of reference mandated by the governor-elect is a means to interface with the outgoing government.
“The inauguration of the transition committee is the most civilised thing to do under this setting.”