As allegation and counter-allegation continues over the debt profile of Osun state, the media aide to immediate past Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, Monday described as reckless and unguarded the statement on Osun loans’ liquidation credited to Mr. Sola Fasure, media adviser to a former governor of Osun and current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Responding to the claim by Fasure that loans Aregbesola incurred from 2013-2017 had been liquidated, Omipidan challenged Fasure to produce records of the purported liquidation of the loans Aregbesola incurred when he was governor of the state.
He described Fasure’a claim as unfortunate, saying “this is not the first time Fasure will be dishing out lies on behalf of his principal.
“Fasure should know that the EFCC is a responsible agency and a discerning one at that. Therefore, they know facts from fictions. They will know who did what and when. This is where I find his call on the EFCC as not only irresponsible, unguarded but reckless.
“Fasure and his co-travelers are merely trying to exploit the raging political reality to spew lies to the public.
“His statement has further confirmed our position that they are working in cohort with the Adeleke and the PDP. This further explains why the PDP government cleverly avoided publishing the dates the loans were procured.
“I challenge Fasure to publish details of how the loans were purportedly liquidated for the members of the public to analyse.
“Again, I want to reiterate that we never took any loan before or after the July 16 governorship election as being alleged by Fasure and the PDP,” Omipidan stated.