Osun PDP Tasks Aregbesola on Cabinet



The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday appealed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola to constitute the state cabinet and conduct  election into of officials onto the local governments without further delay. The party in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, in Osogbo and made available to THISDAY, said it was unimaginable that almost half way into the life span of the present administration, the state cabinet is still being expected, while Administrative Secretaries are still in charge of local governments.    According to Odeyemi, the decision not to appoint commissioners by Governor Aregbesola was partly responsible for several of “his mistakes and inefficiency” adding that even if he was not going to take advice and contribution from them, the governor should be prevailed upon by the national leadership of APC to set up state cabinet. The party said the illegality of not having a state cabinet since November 2014 was encouraged by the federal government, whom it accused of granting Osun bail out funds without State Executive Council resolution on the matter as necessary condition for the release of the fund.  The statement reads: “It would surely surprise the whole world that Osun State has no state cabinet, even when those governors elected in 2015 have set up cabinet as demanded by the constitution. Our Aregbesola has been the Governor, the Commissioner for Works and the sole administrator which conflicts with the dictates of genuine democracy and the constitution he swore to protect.  While PDP is never interested in whatever crises the issue of who makes the list is causing within APC fold, our interest remains the good people of Osun state who always suffer the consequences of APC internal wrangling and off track administration of Aregbesola. We believe Aregbesola’s mistakes and undue muscle flexing against the workers and the people can be checked if a state cabinet made up of true Osun indigenes is formed because two or more good heads are better than one. We also noticed the lukewarm attitude of the State House of Assembly to critical issues in the state and will want to caution the members against being a rubber stamp of Aregbesola.”