Selfish politicians exploiting Akeredolu’s health to loot state treasury – Aide alleges

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Ondo State on Special Duties and Strategies, Doyin Odebowale, has alleged that some politicians and members of the state executive are holding nocturnal meetings designed to sabotage the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Odebowale who disclosed this in a statement titled “Of Narcissism And Moral Bankruptcy: Sustained Assaults On Decency” said the politicians were using the absence of Akeredolu who is currently on medical vacation to capture the state’s treasury.

He said the wicked and morally bankrupt elements, were seeking to draw mileage from the absence of Akeredolu, accusing some government officials of fanning the ember of contrived acrimony to take maximum advantage of the current situation.

Odebowale said: “While the people of the state, from diverse socio-political backgrounds, pray, fervently, for the governor to come back and resume, in order to continue to discharge his service to the people of the state, these meddlesome hustlers are bent on causing confusion for their benefits.

“These rootless politicians, ostensible representatives of the people without followers, believe that the best way to portray the current health challenge of the governor is to spread falsehood against those perceived as impediments to their prebendal predilections.

“They are setting members of the executive council against one another, dropping dangerous but mendacious hints against their fellow appointees. They praise some as ‘honest, brilliant and diligent’ while condemning others, perceived to be in the ‘opposing camp, as corrupt and inordinately ambitious.

“They hold constant meetings, speculating on the state of health of the governor. These elements attract negative sentiments to an administration which had enjoyed relative peace and overwhelming goodwill from the people, based on impactful achievements.

“Uncultured, vacuous, sycophantic and greedy, these shameless beings lack the basic decency to respect the man who brought them to reckoning from relative obscurity and rescuing them from varying degrees of mendicancy.

“For these elements to have unfettered access to the state’s treasury, they have sustained the onslaught of negative publications against the governor, some members of his immediate family and their fellow appointees, whose schedules of responsibilities have been made visible.

“As they are bereft of the capacity for altruistic service and competence, their understanding of governance is all about sharing money and compounding the people’s misery.

“The people of the state recognise these personalities as greedy, unscrupulous, dishonest, wicked and bereft of any shred as evidence of moral rectitude in them, judging by their notorious records of self-service.

“Some of them, challenged by the governor for acts of brazen corruption, seem to be up in arms against known gatekeepers with a view to forcing them to succumb to cheap blackmail.

“We will not only resist them, with all vehemence but the people of the state will also be invited to see the atrocities committed against their interests by these hustlers. I owe the good people of Ondo State this sacred duty.”

The governor’s aide revealed that the politicians in government have been sponsoring attacks and spreading lies against the governor and his family.

“Some functionaries of the government, who have refused to join in the delusional but clearly treacherous permutations to supplant their benefactor, have come under ceaseless but baseless attacks, accusing them of committing acts of monumental corruption.

“We enjoin these officials to remain courageous and resist any attempts by any person(s) to compel them to betray the trust reposed in them by the people in the absence of the governor,” he said.