Governor Rauf Aregbesola
Former Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Iyiola Omisore, has described the two years that Rauf Aregbesola has served as governor of Osun State as a failure.
Omisore who spoke with journalists in Ile-Ife Monday, said the physical and human developments of the state were low compared to the allocation that has accrued to it from the federation account in the past two years.
The former federal lawmaker submitted: “There is no development in Osun under Aregbesola. The government has collected N219 billion in federal allocation, N100 billion in loans through stock exchange and banks, N15 billion through deductions from local councils and with all these money, there is nothing on the ground to show for it.”
According to him, the governor has been parading himself around Federal Government projects like roads, purporting them as part of his achievements.
There is the Osogbo-Ilesa Road, the dualisation of the Osogbo-Erin-Ile Road; the Sekona-Gbongan Road; the Ibadan-Ife Road; “all these are projects of the Federal Ministry of Works but which Aregbesola has been taking photographs and claiming them to be his achievements.
He hinted that the human capital development drive of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-controlled government has been fraught with lies and deceit.
Omisore faulted the claim of the government on the employment of 10,000 YES-O volunteers, whereas only 4,000 were hired who he claimed, were later laid off after they had been used.
On the judiciary, the former federal lawmaker disagreed with Aregbesola on his insistence for Lagos-based Justice Joseph Oyewole as the Chief Judge of the state, describing the position of the governor as inconsistent with civil service procedure.
Asides, he alleged that the choice of Oyewole was aimed at planting his surrogates in the judiciary for some hatchet jobs.
“It is high time Aregbesola is called to order before he messes up the judiciary and from there, dash the hope of the common man. The appointment of a chief judge of a state is the prerogative of the National Judicial Commission (NJC) and not his.
“His action is bound to create confusion and disharmony in the judiciary. The import of his action is that he is rubbishing loyalty and seniority in the civil service. It is not good and he should be called to order.”