Osun State based Civil Society Organisation, the Civil Societies
Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State, CSCEOS, said yesterday that Governor Rauf Aregbesola is fantastically corrupt and lacks discipline in the management of public funds, especially monies belonging to local governments.It also commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for conducting a credible and unbiased investigation into the alleged local government funds diversion by Aregbesola from November, 2010 to March 2016.
Speaking with journalists after appearing before the EFCC at its zonal office in Ibadan for more clarification on the subject matter, CSCEOS Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, urged the anti-graft commission to invite all the listed state and local government officials including the immediate past Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Kolapo Alimi, and Mr. Wale Bolorunduro respectively, with their permanent secretaries, the then executive secretaries and head of local government administrations, HLAs, directors of finance and that of works.
He noted that no section of the amended 1999 Constitution gives a leeway to any governor to divert allocations accrued to local governments from the federation account.
He added that the anti-graft body must invite one Mr. S.A. Oyefade of the State Ministry of Local Government who signed for the Permanent Secretary of the ministry in a letter dated June 24, 2015 with reference no: MLG/ACCT/LG/5 and captioned “Re: Special Intervention Projects carried out by the State Government of Osun on behalf of Local Government in the State”, State Accountant-General and Auditor-General, Auditor-General for Local Government, Messers Olukayode Aina & Co and Portfolio Advisers Limited for investigation on how they carried out special intervention projects for Aregbesola on behalf of 30 local governments including Ife East Area office from 2010 to 2014.
The team which arrived the Ibadan zonal office of the anti-graft body and endorsed all the contents in the petition with its attachment, described Aregebsola’s action on the alleged diversion of local government funds as illegal, undemocratic, ungodly, evil, unconstitutional, anti-masses, an abomination and a crime against humanity and God.

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