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Impeachment: Aregbesola Blast Justice Oloyede

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti OSOGBO

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at weekend hit hard on Justice Folahanmi Oloyede of the State High Court over the petition requesting the State House of Assembly to commence impeachment process against him and his Deputy, Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori for alleged financial recklessness and failure to pay salaries of workers as at when due.

Aregbesola who spoke on Saturday evening in the lawns of the State House of Assembly Complex in Osogbo during the 50th birthday celebration of the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Najeem

Salaam said that all the allegations levelled against him and his deputy by Justice Oloyede are false.

He explained that Justice Oloyede is a blantant liar who have lost credibility in the judicial service.

Governor Aregbesola noted that there is no iota of truth in all the allegations raised against him adding that the petition was sponsored to smear his image and administration.

The Governor who however assured the people of the State that succour would return back to the State within the

next one month said that the coming to power of President Muhammadu Buhari is the magic wand that the State needed to turn around its economic misfortunes of the past one year as well as rescue the nation from economic doldrums and comatose.

Aregbesola who addressed the audience in Yoruba language said that “there is no iota of truth in all her allegations.”

Debunking the allegations, he said, “even, if the allocations coming to the State for a year is N10billion per month, the State cannot get more than N480billion in four years. How come they alleged that I have collected N538billion from the Federation Account during my first tenure in office? This is an outright falsehood. The State did not collect up to N5billion per month for a long period of time as we even collected as low as the paltry sum of N466million in a month.”

The Governor accused the media of orchestrating negative publicity on his administration by sagging in their responsibility to properly investigate before publishing unfounded allegations about his administration. This is because according to him, “the media is in possession of all the federal allocations that accrued to each State every month which they usually publish and they still publish figures allegedly dished out by his administration’s detractors which does not tally with the actual allocations  in recent times in order to put him into disrepute.”

He also alleged that the present economic crunch in the country is the resultant effect of the plundering and oil theft by the cronies of former President Jonathan’s administration.