JUST IN : APC Calls for Gov Adeleke’s Probe Over Missing N550m State Park Management Ticket Money

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Ademola Adeleke of willingly condoning the frittering away of the supposed Internally Generated Revenue, due to the coffers of the state government, through his incompetent approach to governance.

The Osun State capital, Osogbo, was thrown into confusion on Tuesday following the plethora of crises orchestrated by some leaders and members of the Osun State Park Management System created by the administration of Governor Adeleke to replace the National Union of Road Transport Union Workers (NURTW) in all the motor parks in the state.

It was learnt that the disenchanted park management members accused the Governor Adeleke-appointed chairman, Mr Nurudeen Wakeel, a.k.a. ‘Alowonle’ of the transport body, of high handedness and embezzlement of N550 million being the part of the cost of the N600 million ticket printed for them by the state government when the Alawonle-management was installed early last year.

The enraged transport workers, who carried out a violent show-of-strength exercise in almost all the motor parks in Osogbo on Tuesday which resulted into an attack on Wakeel Alawonle himself at the Oke-Bale area of the state capital, accused the chairman of using Governor Adeleke’s name and that of his elder sister to dubiously rip them off of substantial amounts of money at various times.

According to the Deputy State Chairman of the park management system, Mr Wasiu Arogundade ( aka Aroso) in a trending video curated on Tuesday, the totality of the members of the transport body did not want Wakeel as their chairman any longer.

Arogundade disclosed that Wakeel was able to return to the state government only N50 million out of the N600 million printed for them at the inauguration of the transport body while the chairman couldn’t account for the remaining N550 million.

In his comment on the development, the Osun State chairman of the APC, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, today, the whole scenario was a confirmation that under Governor Adeleke, the state government revenue, which is a common patrimony, is going into private pockets as it is being witnessed in the case of Wakeel Alowonle, the embattled chairman of the Osun State Park Management System.

Lawal explained further that the mere mentioning of both Governor Adeleke and his sister, Mrs Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, in the suspected scam, by the aggrieved transport workers, placed a serious burden of innocence on them.

In the words of the APC state chairman: “For the mere fact that what is involved is the people’s money, Governor Adeleke should hand over the suspects in the N550 million scam to the police for arrest, investigation and subsequent arraignment in order for him to show to the people of the state that himself and members of his extended family are not complicit in the raging scandal allegation being peddled by the transport workers.

“Governor Adeleke should not sweep the N550 million scandal allegation involving his appointee, the chairman of the state park management system, under the carpet just the way he refused to act appropriately and decently in the case of one Afolabi Sunday, a consultant appointed by him, who was reported to have collected the revenue of the state ministry of environment and sanitation into his private bank.

“We, as a party, won’t open our eyes and watch helplessly how the supposed revenue of the state is being put into private pockets due to the incompetence and lack of focus on the part of the metaphorical Chief Driver of the state”, Lawal explained.

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