APC secretary, Adeleke’s aide trade words over Osun governor

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The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Ajibola Basiru, and the Special Adviser to the Osun State Governor on Legal Matters, Hashim Abioye, have disagreed over the alleged involvement of members of the governor’s family in the governance of the state.

Basiru, while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress at a meeting in Osogbo, on Monday, alleged that the governor, Ademola Adeleke, is under the influence of his family, especially Mrs. Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, his elder sister.

The APC scribe also alleged that allocation coming to the state has increased without any significant improvement in government’s service delivery.

But reacting to Basiru’s claim, Abioye cautioned the APC national scribe against disrespect for the office of governor, saying the ex-senator was harbouring bitterness after losing his re-election bid.

Abioye, in his statement, further said, “Bashiru who, out of perpetual pain of his electoral loss, has unceasingly embarked on verbal attacks on Governor Adeleke and his family, painting a false picture of the governor being under the influence of his family especially Chief Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, the governor’s elder Sister.

“It is clear that Basiru was bitter at the peace and tranquility that is reigning within the Adeleke family, hence his many unfounded allegations and vituperations at a governor who is delivering dividends of democracy to the people of Osun State.

“He should come out open if he has any personal problem with the governor’s elder sister, Yeye Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, especially with the kind of affectionate bond and love among the Adelekes who are renowned for always rallying round and supporting members of their family in all walks of life.”

Asked for a reaction to Abioye’s claim on Monday, Basiru further said, “No comment. I can’t waste my precious time on incompetent people serving an ignoramus government.”