Good Governance: Babayemi Is A Frustrated Politician, Out To Use Osun People For Selfish Agenda– Governor Adeleke
OSOGBO– 07/12/2023– Osunstate.gov.ng
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has carpeted a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Dotun Babayemi, over his comment on the governance of the state, accusing him of playing up a wrong narrative about the state.
Governor Adeleke who described the action of Babayemi as a theatrics of a frustrated politician, said the erstwhile PDP member has shown clearly to Osun people that he is an instrument in the hands of people who in the past dragged the state into bad governance.
The Governor called Osun people to be alert to the antics of cheap characters willing to sacrifice the general interest for their greed, noting that the observation of Babayemi on good governance in Osun is not only flawed, but exposed him as a sponsored agent out to destabilize the state by collaborating with men and women who dragged Osun the mess the.present government is clearing.
From the time that Governor Adeleke assumed office, Osun people can see a clear commitment to fixing the damages of the past and bringing about a refreshing experience,” the statement noted.
Contrary to the fallacy advanced by Babayemi, Osun people are enjoying good governance under the administration of Ademola Adeleke. If Babayemi is too frustrated to see this, we like to refer him to the fact that Governor Adeleke is the one who cash backed the workers’ promotion his sponsor now failed to pay while in office.
It is also this same Adeleke administration that is paying half-salary debt owed by Babayemi’s paymasters. The Adeleke administration enrolled the entire retirees in Osun on a health insurance scheme, the first and only state in the whole of Nigeria to do so.
This same Adeleke administration, through the Imole Surgical and Medical Outreach, has been able to provide free healthcare service to over 50,000 people in Osun. It has constructed 90 km of roads and is still counting, rehabilitated 31 public schools across Osun state and sank boreholes in each of the 332 wards in the state. The list of the administration service to Osun people in the last one year is inexhaustible.
“So, what exactly does Babayemi mean by good governance because every available index showed that the Adeleke administration is doing excellently well in that regard. Babayemi and his co-travellers must wake up to the reality of Governor Adeleke’s unbending commitment to impacting the lives of the people.
The Osun people cannot but be shocked by the theatrics of political leeches as Governor Adeleke is resolute more than ever to deliver for them as manifested in the ambitious multi-billion infrastructure plan. Work has commenced already and the administration will continue to work in line with available resources for the good of the people.
Governor Adeleke cautioned Babayemi and his ilks over their anti-people posture, warning that the Government will not fold its hand for him and his backers to derail the peace and progress the state is enjoying at the moment.
“Only a terrible politician will attribute the current hardship in the whole of Nigeria to a PDP government in Osun state. It is public knowledge that fuel subsidy removal, naira devaluation and high inflation are the critical factors responsible for the hardship in the country. The question for Babayemi and his crew of jesters is, how any of the above highlighted factors should be blamed on a sub-national government?
“It is obvious that Babayemi does not have any inkling of knowledge about the office he struggled so hard to occupy but failed or he is just mischievous as usual. From the time that fuel subsidy was removed and now, the Osun Government has distributed bags of rice through stakeholders on three different occasions, totalling over 14,000 bags. Last week, the Adeleke administration announced a wage award of N15,000 for civil servants and N10,000 for pensioners in spite of the commitment to pay the humongous wage debt left behind by Babayemi’s new found friend.
“We have no issue with people who don’t have conscience and think manipulating the poor Osun people is how they could fund their greed, but as a government, we owe the people a duty to confront any attempt to throw our state into crisis and the people in needless confusion.”
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to Governor Adeleke