Akure - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State on Monday alleged that the Governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko had been spending the State’s merger resources running into several millions of Naira on some Peoples Democratic Party’s National Working Committee (NWC), especially the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on a monthly basis.
In a statement issued in Akure, the State capital, and signed by the Party’s State Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, the party said, “we reliably gathered that Olisa Metuh and some PDP National officers are on the payroll of Ondo State government.
"The money, which is running into several millions of Naira monthly, was part of the agreement reached with Governor Olusegun Mimiko before controversially installing him (Mimiko) as the Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum”.
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Adesanya reiterated that, “in view of the prevailing conditions of non payment of workers salaries and emoluments; nonpayment of pensioners allowances and gratuities for more than two years; neglect and complete abandonment of state owned industries coupled with infrastructural decadence.
“Mr. Mimiko is still reckless and ruthless in spending our commonwealth on frivolity; buying award here and there; sponsoring the PDP National Secretariat, (especially the office of the National Publicity Secretary), while leaving the good people of Ondo State to wallow in abject poverty”.
“At this crucial period of economic downturn, we expect Mr. Governor to apply austerity measures: plug loophole, cut down wasteful spending, priortise resources and stop dispensing our money like an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) that he’s often called in Abuja (the nation’s capital)”.
“We therefore called on the law enforcement agents to investigate and prosecute Messers Mimiko and Metuh before the law court.
The party advised Governor Mimiko to focus on the development of Ondo State and make effort to fulfill his electoral promises rather than spending the state money to resuscitate the PDP.