Our Chairman, Faboyede didn’t collect Money from Akeredolu’s Govt —Ondo PDP

By: Ade Adeleke

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo state Chapter has denied an allegation that its the former State Chairman and current Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Engr. Clement Faboyede, collected money from the APC led ondo state government.

In a Press Statement signed by the party’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Zadok Akintoye, Ondo PDP described as unfounded and falsehood, the allegation published by a member of the party, Engr. Johnson. J. Alabi in which he accused Faboyede of demanding money from the Ondo State Government.

The party said that Faboyede’s open approach to the Akeredolu’s government was on the payment of party’s deductions made by the current government on salaries of former political appointees who served under Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

The party’s statement said the Ondo State government has refused to pay the money, which lawfully belongs to the PDP.

Akintoye said no government would credit the account of an individual with funds belonging to a political party.

“A cursory visit or enquiry to our Board of Trustee members, the Elders Committee, members of the former State Executive Committee, members of the present Caretaker Committee and the office of the States Accountant-General of the state, would have easily clarified that this money has not been paid.

“Indeed if it had been paid, we would naturally expect that the (Oluwarotimi Akeredolu) APC-LED ODSG would have made it a very public story to score political points as we approach the campaigns.”

Ondo PDP opined, “we appeal to divisive interests within the party to focus on doing all that is needful to unite the party members for us to win the next election.

“The general public and members of the party should disregard the falsehood contained in the statement and are encouraged to approach the office of the Accountant General of the state for clarification, if needed.”

Read the full press statement below;

PRESS RELEASE

RE: THE GREEK GIFT AS PUBLISHED BY ENGR. J. J. ALABI

We have taken note of a statement published by a member of our party, Engr. Johnson. J. Alabi in which he falsely and unjustly accused the former State Chairman and current Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Engr. Clement Faboyede on the issue of his demand to the Ondo State Government on deductions made by the government on salaries of political appointees (also known as CHECKUP dues)

We are well aware that the Chairman upon consultation with key stakeholders of the party approached the state government to demand for the payment of all deductions made from the salaries of political appointees under the government of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, which is statutorily due to be credited to the account of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The outcome of the visit to demand this payment was brought to members of the State Executive Council and Leaders of the party. At no time ever was the request secret nor did the State Executive Council (under Engr. Faboyede) withhold information on the request made, as falsely alluded to in the publication.

For this records,

(1) The Ondo State government has refused to pay the money, which lawfully belongs to the PDP

(2) Funds belonging to political parties are paid only into accounts of the party domiciled in the bank and in the custody of a fail proof system of multiple signatories under the care of the State Financial Secretary.

(3) No government would credit the account of an individual with funds belonging to a political party.

A cursory visit or enquiry to our Board of Trustee members, the Elders Committee, members of the former State Executive Committee, members of the present Caretaker Committee and the office of the States Accountant-General of the state, would have easily clarified that this money has not been paid. Indeed if it had been paid, we would naturally expect that the APC-LED ODSG would have made it a very public story to score political points as we approach the campaigns.

We appeal to divisive interests within the party to focus on doing all that is needful to unite the party members for us to win the next election. The general public and members of the party should disregard the falsehood contained in the statement and are encouraged to approach the office of the Accountant General of the state for clarification, if needed.

Thank you

Zadok Akintoye
Director of Media and Publicity, PDP.

May 31, 2020.

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