The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration of Governor Ademola Adeleke as deceitful and unproductive in the last one year of its inauguration.
A statement by the party chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, and made available to journalists in Osogbo by the director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi yesterday stated that the state has never had it so bad as the Adeleke administration has been basically packaged to deceive the unsuspecting members of the public about the achievements of the government.
Lawal stated that right from day one in the life of his administration, Adeleke has shown that he was out on vindictive mission against the opposition APC as he needlessly reversed some of the policies of his predecessor, former Governor Gboyega Oyetola who is now the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy.
He listed some of the infractions committed by Governor Adeleke within the past one year of his administration to include the sack of 200 health workers on assumption of office and subsequent recruited replacement without due process.
According to him, it is on record that Adeleke plundered and bastardised the education sector by increasing WAEC fee from N18,000 to N37, 000 per student, sacking ot the Rector of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree without due process and replacing him with his unqualified kinsman.
Lawal also alleged Adeleke of reducing subventions due to tertiary institutions like Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke; Osun State University among others adding that the governor also sacked the management of Ilesa University without due process.
“In the area of the Local Government Administration, Adeleke’s performance was abysmally low as it cannot be forgotten how he sacked 28 traditional rulers without due process and the elected local government chairmen illegally and replaced them with appointed caretaker members”.
But, Governor Ademola Adeleke claimed that his administration surpassed the annual good governance target it set while assuming office on November 27, 2022.
He made it clear while interacting with journalists in Osogbo that his administration had benchmarks and deliverables according to each sectors and added that his team sets milestones to achieve in health, education, infrastructures, ICT, agriculture, youth, women among others and added that looking back he could satisfactorily say that his administration has performed beyond.