PDP accuses Akeredolu of spending N500m on in-law’s concert

January 3, 2022

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of spending N500 million for a musical concert anchored by the governor’s son in-law, Michael Olatunde.

It alleged that the money was paid through the Ministry of Information without any committee set up for the event and approval from the State Executive Council.

The party also alleged that the concert was hurriedly put together to patronise a daughter of Governor Akeredolu.

Spokesman for the PDP, Kennedy Peretei, alleged in a statement that 13 companies were being used by the Ondo State first family to receive contracts from the ministries and departments.

He said the companies had the same or related directors and secretary according to records of the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja.

Peretei alleged: “The explanations of inability to pay salaries because of lean resources of the state can no longer suffice.

“It is difficult to assume that this looting is going on without Akeredolu’s permission or knowledge.

“Whichever way, if this continues, the people will chase him and his family out of the Government House soon.”

Information and Orientation Commissioner Donald Ojogo said a responsible government does not descend into the arena of perfidy and frivolities triggered by idleness, to trade words.

He said it was not the first time the opposition party would cry in a mindless manner.

“Of course, you don’t expect a child not to cry when flogged. The PDP must be seen to be saying something, at least. We can only sympathise with them even though we won’t share in their self-inflicted pains.”

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