The series of events that unfolded immediately after the inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the new Governor of Osun State has provoked reactions from the immediate former Governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola.
This was when Governor Adeleke, through his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, discredited the claim that the new administration has fired workers and dethroned three monarchs in the state.
Speaking on a radio show Tuesday, Rasheed noted that the current administration only set up panels to review the previous administration’s appointment of workers in different capacities.
He said: “There was never the dismissal of any worker or traditional ruler. We just put together a review panel, it’s impossible to fire and put a review panel in place.
“The review panel must look at the number of people who were employed, due process of employment and qualification, among other things.
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“Those who were employed from July 17 until now are still currently working, they have not been laid off. The staff audit will review your employment.”
However, former governor Oyetola, who reacted to the claim in a statement issued by his spokesman Ismail Omipidan, called the claim that the Oyetola-led administration employed 12,000 workers unfounded.
The statement read: “The claim by the Governor of Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke, that the immediate previous Governor employed 12,000 workers is not only false but unfounded.
“Therefore, I challenge the state government to publish the list of the alleged 12,000 workers. What is the state’s total labor force?
“Once a lie is told, it takes 1,001 lies to cover it up. In the not too distant future, the people of Osun will know who the real liars are.”
Governor Adeleke had a few hours after his inauguration ordered the reversal of the policies carried out by former governor Rauf Aregbesola.
It also declared all operating accounts in the state frozen until further notice.
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