Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has been charged with lying about his administration’s accomplishments.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun made the accusation.
The 16th Harvest Anniversary and Thanksgiving Service was held at Love of Christ Generation Church, C & S, Victoria Island, Lagos, last Sunday. As a guest, Adeleke reeled out some of the projects that were unknown to his administration and some that were carried out by his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola, according to a statement released on Wednesday by the State Chairman of the party, Tajudeen Lawal.
The APC said Adeleke mentioned imaginary and his predecessor’s projects which earned him the praise from the ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo, who commended him for combining active public service with dancing.
“It is not an understatement to declare that Adeleke does not merit any accolades for any reason as he is yet to prove his mettle that he has what it takes to successfully administer Osun State.
“One would have expected Governor Adeleke to be a man and bold enough to tell the ex-President Obasanjo that the rehabilitation of the Osogbo-Ikirun road which his administration has been laying claim of having been completed within 100 days in office, was already completed by 75 per cent by the administration of former Governor Oyetola.
One would have expected Governor Adeleke to be truthful enough to tell the former President that the establishment of the Ilesa University was one of the landmark achievements of the immediate-past governor of the state.”
But responding to the APC chairman’s claim, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Sunday Bisi, berated APC for attempting to downplay Adeleke’s performance Adeleke, noting that the opposition party position would not alter the reality of many achievements of the current administration.
“For Sooko Lawal, he would go down as a politician who is always at war with the truth no matter how glaring it is.
“He elevated his well-known penchant for twisting reality to the most despicable height by openly disputing the lines of achievements of Governor Adeleke in the last 10 months.
It is illogical, if not absurdity, for Sooko Lawal and the APC to deny Governor Adeleke the credit for the completion of the 10km Osogbo-Ikirun dual carriage road. Contrary to the misleading position of Sooko Lawal, the road is what it is today due to Governor Adeleke’s pragmatic leadership, which was duly acknowledged by the contractor handling the project, otherwise, it could have suffered the same faith as many other projects abandoned by the Oyetola administration.
“While we sympathize with the APC for lacking the character and capacity to adequately carryout its opposition role, we must however warn that it would be making a grievous mistake to think it can hoodwink the people with lies and irresponsible posture that seems to define its strategy lately.”