The All Progressives Congress in Ogun State has accused the outgoing Governor of the state, Ibkunle Amosun of moving files and sensitive government documents out of government offices.
Since October 2018, when Adekunle Akinlade, the anointed candidate of Amosun was defeated in the state’s APC governorship primary, the relationship between the governor and the party had gone sour. Akinlade who went on to contest the 2019 Ogun State Governorship election under Allied People’s Movement, APM lost to APC’s Dapo Abiodun who polled 241,670 votes.
As Amosun’s tenure comes to an end on May 29, 2019, Ogun APC, on Monday in a press statement by its publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye called on concerned public officers to protect sensitive documents and public properties from any individual who makes an attempt to go against the laws.
The party also advised banks and financial institutions not to grant loans to the governor saying they “do so at its own risk” if such “last minute loans” are granted.
The statement read, “It has come to our notice that the outgoing governor has been exerting pressures on banks and financial institutions to grant frivolous loans, overdrafts and other instruments immediately Prince Dapo Abiodun was declared governor-elect.
“We are equally aware that files and other sensitive government documents are being moved out of government offices on the order of the outgoing governor, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
“It is therefore important to let it be known to the concerned public officers that it is part of their duties to protect public properties, including files, documents and information at their disposal, as anything contrary to this will be running afoul of the laws and their oath of office.
The allegiance of the civil servants is to Ogun State and not to any individual, no matter who.
“As for the banks, we want to state categorically that the incoming administration believes so much in the rule of law and due process.”
The APC wondered why the outgoing administration needed loans despite the ones incurred in the past. It revealed that Ogun State’s Internally Generated Revenue has increased by 590 per cent in eight years totalling N74, 835, 979, 000.51 (Seventy-four billion, eight hundred and thirty-five million, nine hundred seventy-nine thousand naira and fifty-one kobo).
Amosun is yet to respond to these accusations.