Ex-Ondo SSG, Abena lied over road contracts to Igbos —Akeredolu

By: Adesoji Adetona

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Monday described as unfounded and untrue, allegations by a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hon Ifedayo Abegunde (aka Abena) that Igbo persons are getting contracts in the state.

Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on (Media and Publicity), Ojo Oyewamide, the governor said no Igbo person was awarded contract.

In a Press Statement signed by Oyewamide, the governor said “the attention of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has been drawn to a widely circulated narrative that contractors of Igbo extraction has cornered all road contracts in the State.

“This is far from the truth. Aside the temptation to dismiss this unsubstantiated claim by the facilitators of the imaginary scenario, the fact that such was coming from those whose pervasive acts have handed them out of government is enough to ignore the story.

“However, it is pertinent to aver that there is no single road contractor of Igbo extraction. Anyone with evidence of such should kindly avail the public of same.

“Documentations relating to contracts execution are not hidden. They are public and therefore, subject to public scrutiny. All road contractors in the State are well known and have nothing to hide.

“Mr. Governor therefore, urges all and sundry to ignore the stories coming from those who thrice on falsehood and fabricated stories to take political decisions,” Akeredolu said.

Read the full text below;

PRESS STATEMENT

NO IGBO ROAD CONTRACTOR IN ONDO

The attention of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has been drawn to a widely circulated narrative that contractors of Igbo extraction has cornered all road contracts in the State.

This is far from the truth. Aside the temptation to dismiss this unsubstantiated claim by the facilitators of the imaginary scenario, the fact that such was coming from those whose pervasive acts have haunded them out of government is enough to ignore the story.

However, it is pertinent to aver that there is no single road contractor of Igbo extraction. Anyone with evidence of such should kindly avail the public of same.

Documentations relating to contracts execution are not hidden. They are public and therefore, subject to public scrutiny. All road contractors in the State are well known and have nothing to hide.

Mr. Governor therefore, urges all and sundry to ignore the stories coming from those who thrice on falsehood and fabricated stories to take political decisions.

Signed:

Ojo Oyewamide
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)

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