PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State has advised Gov Rauf Aregebesola to maximise the occasion of President Mohammadu Buhari’s visit to the state on Thursday and table before him series of woes facing the state and the citizens rather than presenting himself as a fulfilled and a performing governor. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the party’s spokesman, Prince Diran Odeyemi and made available to newsmen in Osogbo yesterday. According to the statement, “The President, if allowed to inspect IdoOsun Aerodrome, the International market in Dagbolu, Osogbo/ Kwara Boundary road and Osogbo/Gbongan road among other abandoned projects may wish to assist the state in resuscitating them for the benefit of the citizens” “We heard it on good authority that the President will be commissioning Osogbo Grammar School, but would expect governor Aregbesola to tell Nigerians the total cost of the building and the source of its finance” the party declared. The party also claimed that for President Buhari’s visit, a sum of N340 million has been earmarked by Aregbesola having spent N140 million on the state’s 25th anniversary alleging that for a “bedridden” state that has failed to pay its workers and meet all its statutory functions, the visit of Mr. President is another opportunity
to siphon public funds. “What other prove do we need to show that Osun State is in quagmire with a huge debt portfolio whereby Osun monthly allocation spends N2.5 billion to service” “Mr. President, by official protocol demand, shall be coming to Osun with some of his cabinet ministers and retinue of Special Advisers, it is therefore important for the President to ask Governor Aregbesola for his own cabinet members.” The party concluded.