The All Progressives Congress chapter of Osun State has accused the state government of failure to hold a State Executive Council meeting, almost two months after coming into office.
In a statement released on Monday by the state APC chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, the opposition party stressed that the governor, Ademola Adeleke, is only attracted to the glamour of being the state governor without having concrete developmental plans for the state.
The statement read, “It is strange for a democratic state government to refuse to hold executive meetings for about two months.
“The laissez-faire approach of Governor Adeleke to governance is a confirmation that he is only attracted to the glamour of the office without having any tangible programme for the development of the State.
“Adeleke has been appropriating funds for the running of the state without holding the state executive meetings.”
Lawal decried the relocation of the state Government House and Governor’s Office to the governor’s sister’s residence in Ede, where he (Adeleke) has been residing for the past 10 months after being inaugurated into office.
The state APC chairman said, “It is absurd for the Governor to have relocated the Governor’s Office and the Government House to his sister’s residence in Ede where he resides ten months after the inauguration of his administration.
“Adeleke promised to release White Papers, on some of his hasty decisions through his obnoxious Executive Orders, without anything to that effect to date.”
In his response, the Spokesperson to the Governor, Olawale Rasheed, blamed the state APC chapter for a possible “memory loss” for such accusations.
The former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, held his maiden state executive council meeting on November 4, 2019, almost a year after the 2018 governorship election.
“It Is therefore a probable loss of memory for the state APC to accuse the current administration of either not holding or not announcing to the public the meetings of the state executive council meeting.
“As much as we are not using the abysmal record of the previous government as a yardstick, we pointed out this obvious deceit and memory loss to further help the public to see the falsity in the badly split state APC and the incorrigibility of the state party leadership.
“The cabinet members have for the past three weeks deepening the state sectoral agenda through rigorous brainstorming sessions with the establishment in preparation for an elaborate and expanded state executive council meeting.”