Senator Ademola Adeleke, the newly elected governor of Osun State, stated on Saturday, August 13, 2022 that the All Progressives Congress’ APC lawsuit challenging his election victory on July 16 is pointless and a waste of time.
Adeleke asserts that the Osun state populace has spoken; adding that no amount of legal action will be able to reverse his election as governor.
Speaking in Ijebu-Jesa, the seat of the Oriade local government; where Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, a former Aregbesola administration Commissioner for Finance, officially switched to the PDP, Adeleke said his main concern is how to advance Osun and promised a significant impact within his first 100 days in office.
“The whole world knew that the election was free and fair. APC are just wasting there time. They have the right to go to court but I can tell you, it is dead on arrival.
“Osun people who have voted massively for us should keep calm and worry. This time around, the people of Osun have spoken and it is the will of God.
“The only thing I’m concerned with now is how to make Osun great… I’m promising that in my first 100 days in office, Osun State will witness a massive change.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has criticised the Nigerian Governors Forum’s recommendations to the Federal Government on how to save the country from economic collapse.
The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba said this in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The letter was made available to newsmen on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Abuja.
It was alleged that the governors had proposed the elimination of PMS subsidy/under-recovery estimated at N6-7 trillion.
They had also proposed the early retirement of civil servants from age 50 and above; as well as the implementation of the reviewed Oronsaye Report. Specifically, the report suggests ending the financing of the government’s budgetary expenditures.
The governors also proposed putting a final stop to fuel subsidy; eliminating NNPC’s federation-funded projects; capping Social Investment Programme (SIP) and National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy budgets at N200 billion among others.
Wabba had described the governors’ recommendations to the Federal Government as insensitive, selfish, and hypocritical.
“Your Excellency, while we do agree that the economy is in need of revitalisation, we are dismayed by some of the prescriptions of the governors as they smack of extreme selfishness and insensate cruelty.”