PDP questions release of federal allocation to Aregbesola
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest has told questioned the rationale behind the release of federal allocation to the Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola-led government in Osun State, in spite that the governor has changed the State to State of Osun, which is allien to the Constitution of Nigeria.
The PDP said the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Federal Ministry of Finance and the Accountant General of the Federation must explain which state they have been releasing allocation meant for Osun State to since Governor Aregbesola replaced the constitutionally recognised Osun State with his own State of Osun.
PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon Kayode Babade said in a release issued today that; "Changing Osun State to State of Osun goes beyond mere semantics. It is a fundamental issue, which touches the basics for the existence of Osun State as a creation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
"The question RMAFC and other Federal Government agencies must answer is; constitutionally, can State of Osun continue to receive federal allocation meant for Osun State?"
On the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) claim that the PDP was out to destablise the Southwest with the security report indicting Aregbesola of breeding Islamic fundamentalist, Babade said; "No doubt, PDP will retrieve the Southwest States from the hands of the locusts that are presently destroying it. But we are not going to do so by cutting corners like the ACN did in Ekiti and Osun States.
"The question that Aregbesola should answer is why he is using members of TAWUN, an Islamic fundamentalist group as security guard instead of men of the police and SSS? He should explain why he sent five SSS officials out of the Government House in Oshogbo because they had disagreement with the TAWUN men that had taken over the job of guarding the governor?
"Therefore, let Aregbesola face the security agencies that authored the report that indicted him of plotting secession and leave us alone in the PDP because we have more important task of saving Yorubaland from the ACN locusts that are eating it up now."