Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic party has challenged Governor Rauf Aregbesola to explain how a sum of 4.6 billion Naira was spent on the construction of four trailer parks in the state.
In a Press statement issued by the State chairman of the PDP, Hon Soji Adagunodo, the party accused the administration of Aregbesola of inflating contract for the construction of the trailer parks that was awarded to Safeway Track Solution Limited, Jericho, Ibadan in 2013.
Adagunodo said the contract for the trailer parks are “non-existent” adding that they were to be located in Ikirun, Egbedi, Osunjela and Oloki but were never executed while monies were paid out in very suspicious circumstances.
” We recall that the one in Egbedi was to be located at an open space near a construction company on the Osogbo-Iwo road. A big signpost mounted at the proposed location was hurriedly removed by agents of the government sometime last year in an apparent move to hide the fact that the contract was ever awarded “
This, according to the PDP, was another evidence of the massive fraud and corruption which it claimed have been the hallmark of the Aregbesola administration in the last 7 years.
It said, “Governor Aregbesola is duty bound to account for the approval of such a colossal amount of money on trailer parks which were not constructed.”
“The people of Osun state also deserve to know the promoters of the Ibadan-based company which got the contract in a rather non transparent manner.”
“The State chapter of the PDP will continue to expose the various financial and managerial crimes committed by the APC administration in Osun state since it came into office in November, 2010.
This, we believe, is the only way to save the state from the mistake of ever entrusting its fortunes in the hands of political marauders whose only purpose in politics is to fester their own nests and those of their god-fathers.”