The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has alleged that the outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko had approved N500m as “parting gifts” to political office holders.
Mimiko’s eight-year tenure will end on February 23, while Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), the Governor-elect will be sworn-in on February 24.
In its latest allegation on Saturday, The APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, claimed that the money was from the state Local Governments Joint Account.
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The party said, “We have authoritatively gathered that Governor Olusegun Mimiko, whose tenure expires in 12 days’ time has approved a take-home package of N500m (taxpayers’ money) as valedictory packages for the 18 council chairmen.
“Other beneficiaries of the parting gifts are officials of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, who oversee the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and Mr Governor himself.
“Each of the committee administrators and senior government employees (names withheld), who are included in encouraging the documentation and flawlessness of the plunder, are to part with N20m, while Mr Governor runs with a lion share of N300m.
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“We need to caution the Accountant General of the state and changeless secretaries not to capitulate to weight by Mimiko and his cohorts to drain our state dry before the close of their residency.
“There should be similar negative results for each wrong activities or inaction.
“The activity is a light theft of the district of the great individuals of Ondo State.”
Adesanya cautioned banks and other budgetary organizations in the state not to get included in any “shady arrangement” with this active government.
Endeavors to get response of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Eni Akinsola, were unsuccessful as calls to his mobile phone were not picked.