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Osun APC criticises Governor Adeleke’s contract review panel



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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has criticized Governor Ademola Adeleke’s recent establishment of an eight-member panel to implement recommendations from a committee review of contracts awarded during the tenure of former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

The move, announced amid strained relations between Adeleke and Oyetola, has raised eyebrows within the political sphere.

Tajudeen Lawal, the state chairman of the APC, issued a statement questioning the timing and motives behind the formation of the implementation committee.

Lawal alleged that the committee was a smokescreen aimed at deflecting attention from alleged mismanagement within Adeleke’s administration, particularly concerning recent accusations regarding contract awards.

Lawal highlighted concerns over transparency and due process in the awarding of contracts, pointing to instances where contracts were allegedly awarded to individuals with close ties to the governor without proper procedures.

He criticized the timing of the committee’s establishment, suggesting it coincided with heightened scrutiny from the opposition party.

Lawal said it was “funny that an administration that awarded road/flyover contract to the serving deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly without following the due process would now suddenly consider the setting up of an implementation panel of the White Paper on the Contract Review Committee?

“We wondered that why was it a day after our party accused Governor Adeleke of awarding state road/flyover contracts to his brother and nephew that he (Adeleke) suddenly considered it expedient to set up an implementation committee?

“Adeleke should thread softly as Osun people are now wiser and knowledgeable enough to read the true motive of his action meant to unjustifiably victimise the opposition for having the effrontery to catalogue the series of frauds his government is perpetrating against the state in the name of prosecution of legacy projects.”