The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Osun State has demanded that the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola should declare his assets publicly without delay or the party would be forced to publish what it knows about his alleged massive wealth.
SDP described Aregbesola’s defence of how he had spent several billions of the state funds as a mere rhetoric, laughable and inconsistent going by the facts in its possession.
The state SDP disclosed that it has conducted its private investigations and discovered how the governor had allegedly acquired enormous assets in the last four years in a state where millions of indigenes are living in abject poverty.
The Chairman of the party, Mr. Ademola Ishola in his speech during the party’s Performance Assessment meeting held in Osogbo at the weekend to deliberate on how SDP performed in the last National Election said what his party uncovered about Aregbesola’s wealth would stun Nigerians.
“Our party discovered that one of the areas where fraud was being perpetrated by Aregbesola’s government was through consultants handling virtually all his projects.
“It is a shame that even if the governor wanted to buy toothpicks, it has to pass through consultants, some of who are his cronies.
Ishola further explained that the governor’s monthly N500 million security votes and the N32 million monthly earmarked for the governor’s wife feeding allowance became worrisome for SDP.
“For now, the governor had pocketed over N25 billion as security votes while about N1.7 billion had gone for food in his house from our meagre resources.”