Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has debunked insinuations that the Osun State Government obtained a N2b credit facility from Dr Deji Adeleke to offset the state’s workers salaries in 2014.
He described the statement being championed by the Adeleke family as untrue adding that there was no time he or the government solicited such help.
Aregbesola spoke in Ikire during the APC mega rally for Saturday’s by-election in Osun West Senatorial District.
The governor said no businessman can have the conviction to borrow a state N2 billion to pay salaries.
His words “Let me clear the air on one issue they have been promoting. Neither I Rauf Aregbesola or the Osun State Government borrowed from Deji Adeleke to pay salaries.”
“I did not collect anything from them, they collected from me. No businessman can be so buoyant to the extent of borrowing a state the sum of N2b.”
Governor Aregbesola stated that he was maligned by the Adeleke family when he approached to pay a condolence visit to the family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
The Osun helmsman who berated the disposition of the family to the whole scenario said until his death, the late Adeleke and himself were good friends.
The governor said in the history of the Adeleke’s in politics, there was never a time when their father, Senator Ayoola Adeleke nor his son, Isiaka were conservatives but progressive politicians who are concerned about the people.
He said the PDP is a dead party in Osun politics noting that no matter of politicking will make the party succeed in the forthcoming election.