Osun State government yesterday reacted to a statement issued by the Social Democratic Party, SDP in the state, where it asked the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to publicly declare his assets.
According to a statement issued by the Director Bureau of Communication and Strategy Office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon, “SDP is obviously looking for things to hold on to in order to be relevant for the party was not the one that asked Aregbesola to fulfill the constitutional duty of declaring his assets before and after his first term”.
The statement added further that, “SDP and it’s leaders certainly need some education on what is called security votes as their allegation of Aregbesola collecting N25 billion security vote is nothing but a laughable demonstration of lack of knowledge of what constitutes security votes.
“They need to be educated that funds spent by any governor to tackle unfortunate cases of violence, natural disasters and other emergencies come under security votes. Therefore no governor with serious commitments to the welfare of his people and in haste to transform his state like Aregbesola goes about hiding under the guise of security votes to enrich himself.
“The SDP, after all its lies have been exposed by the facts and figures of the revenues in the state, is out in search of fresh allegations.”
The state government said SDP had missed the point again saying, Aregbesola has proved that governance is not about enriching self but using the resources of the people for their utmost good.
It added that, the very meager resources available to his government, he has used such to lay a solid foundation for the future development which no one can fault.
“The party’s cooked up figures of revenues have been proved to the whole world to be fake and of no consequence”, Osun government added.

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