The claims by Kolapo Alimi, a former Commissioner for Local Authorities and Chieftaincy that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to appoint his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola for a ministerial slot has been described as wicked and untrue.
Ismail Omipidan, the Primary Press Secretarial assistant to the Osun Province Governor, made this known piece reacting to the claim made by Alimi in a recent paper interview.
Alimi who was the Commissioner for Local Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs during the administration of Rauf Aregbesola had alleged that the governor sent 3 names of nominees from the province without including that of Rauf Aregbesola who is at present the current Government minister of Interior.
Omipidan disclosed that at no time was the Osun governor contacted and asked to appoint whatever private for a ministerial place 2 years dorsum as was alleged.
According to the Osun governor’s spokesperson, “President Muhammadu Buhari appointed his ministers in line with his stance that whether the Province governors are at liberty to appoint their commissioners, he, too, should be at liberty to select those who would work with him in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
“Whether you all recall, it was public knowledge that President Buhari, said since he does not acquire involved in the appointment of commissioners in the various states, the governors would not dictate to him, who to appoint from their states.”
Describing Alimi’s statement as illogical and mischievous, Omipidan accused Alimi of trying to create issues in the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) through deliberate spread of mistaken claim and lies to cause unnecessary tension and acrimony where it never existed within the political party in the province.
He called on the former government minister to cross-check his facts good and halt lying ‘shamelessly’ against the governor, adding that the reason for Alimi’s activeness is because he is out to smear the proper noun of the governor and to create acrimony betwixt him and former governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
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