The All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State chapter has accused the Ademola Adeleke led Government in the State of sabotaging the programmes of the Federal Government.
Specifically, Osun APC accused the Started Government of hoarding the the Federal Government N2 billion fuel subsidy removal palliative after two months of receiving the fund.
Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, state chairman of the APC, in his 63rd Independence anniversary message issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, on Sunday stated that it was unthinkable and unreasonable for any of the federating units to sabotage Federal Government programmes.
Lawal observed that what Adeleke led Government is currently doing shows its lack of commitment to the welfare and well-being of the people of Osun state.
He enjoined the sub-national entities making up the nation to key into the developmental strides of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.
He further hinted that if the state governments do not consider it appropriate to provide their own palliatives for their citizens in order to ameliorate the effects of the fuel subsidy removal, what justification do they have to flagrantly deny the people access to the Federal Government fund meant for the specific purpose?
Lawal reminded the Governor that the immediate purpose the money is meant to cushion the impact of the subsidy removal and not for perpetual keep.
The APC chairman told Adeleke that he would be guilty of misappropriation of fund if the information making the rounds, that the governor has diverted and blown the N2 billion on frivolities, is anything to go.
In his words:”While I am congratulating our people on the nation’s 63rd Independence Anniversary today, we should not lose sight of the fact that things remain what they are in this country today because of indiscipline and culture of impunity of some of the political leaders at all the levels of government across the nation.
“For instance, if not an act of sabotage, how can a government refuse to hearken to the crying of the less-privileged members of the society whose empowerment was directed and cash-backed by the Federal Government but is being willingly bungled by the state government?
“Is Governor Adeleke waiting for the people to die before he releases the N2 billion Federal Government fuel subsidy removal palliative?
“The gist of the matter is that Governor Adeleke should stop his stylish frustration of the Federal Government programme and promptly release the N2 billion fuel subsidy removal palliative without further delay.
“We advise the organized labour in Osun State to hold Governor Adeleke responsible for what-ever negative impacts experienced by the workers on account of the fuel subsidy removal”, the Osun State APC chairman explained.