Ajimobi (left) and Sey Makinde, Oyo Governor-Elect

Ajimobi faults Makinde on alleged massive fraud

NEWS DIGEST–Oyo State Government has faulted allegation of financial misdeeds levelled against it by the state Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde.

Makinde’s Director of Media and Strategy, Mr Dotun Oyelade, had alleged that billions of naira had been moved from government coffers since the governorship election results were announced. He added that credible sources within the government had revealed that non-visible contracts were being used to cart away billions from the government coffers with the connivance of some top civil servants.

Makinde was declared the winner of the governorship poll beating Governor Ajimobi-backed All Progressives Congress candidate, Adegoke Adelabu.

But the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, described the statement by Oyelade as the latest in a series of propaganda meant to discredit the Ajimobi administration.

In an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH Arulogun said, “that the Ajimobi-led administration is siphoning money from government coffers is patently false and bears no iota of truth.

“It is a hoax intended to heat up the polity and whip up sentiments. Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who will be in the saddle of the state till the expiration of his tenure on May 29, has been running the affairs of the state including fiscal transactions in the last eight years in a transparent manner and in accordance with good governance and best practices.

“The Oyo State Government will continue to operate in line with its constitutional and statutory responsibilities. At the appropriate time, the necessary machinery will be instituted for the outgoing and incoming administrations to meet and establish the desirable transition obligations.”