By Yinka Kolawole
Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday warned President Mohammadu Buhari against considering the request for a fresh bailout by Osun state government.
The party, while reacting to the statement issued by Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, the director of publicity, research and strategy, of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state, in which it said the initial bailout granted the state was insufficient, the PDP said a public revolt will greet any favourable response of the request.
In a counter-statement issued in Osogbo by Osun PDP director of media and strategy, Prince Diran Odeyemi, the opposition party recalled that the first bailout of N35 billion the government got never complied with the basic requirements of accessing such funds.
The statement further reads: “In the first instance, the bailout was given to Aregbesola without a resolution of State Executive Council since the governor has refused to form his cabinet 18 months after returning for another term.”
“Also, the state House of Assembly never approved the bailout. Our sole administrator single handedly took the money and spent it anyhow. Has there been a probe of how the N35billion bailout he received was spent, No.”