N150billion: Stop Making Wrong Allegations Against Late Ajimobi, Adeduntan Warns PDP

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Barr. SHarafadeen Abiodun
The immediate past Commissioner for Health in Oyo state, Dr. Abdleazeez Adeduntan on Thursday asked the governor of the state and his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid wrath of God with their alleged diversion of N50billion endowment fund from the state coffer.
He said N150billion was the target of the government for the endowment but only N50billion was realized, adding that the likes of a former vice president Atiku Abubakar did not fulfil their pledges.
Adeduntan advised opposition to stop making wrong allegations against the late former governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi simply because he was dead.
The former governorship aspirant of the APC said he welcomed probe by the state government, if truly it has facts and figures on the alleged diversion of the fund.
Adeduntan in a statement he personally signed on Thursday said the spokesman of the ruling party in the state, Akeem Olatunji is ignorant of the happenings in the past administration.
The former commissioner argued that the endowment fund was extra ministerial efforts which he said was not under the control of the ministry of health.
He noted that to ensure probity, late governor Ajimobi ensured that it was managed by a board of trustees, led by a  renowned Late professor Akinkugbe, Professor Noibi, DR(Mrs ) Otolorin, Arch Bishop Ladigbolu, Architect Adeboye, a permanent secretary and Dr Adeduntan as an observer.
The international medical expert said he was not unmindful of the spurious and libelous allegations of the past administration because he had labeled Seyi Makinde’s tenure – as a failure and an administration that is based on propaganda,false populism,grand standing and incompetence.
The statement reads in part; “The endowment fund was extra ministerial. Not under the control of the ministry of health. To ensure probity, Governor  Ajimobi ensured that it was managed by a board of trustees.
“The funds were managed by a board of trustees led by renowned Late professor Akinkugbe,professor Noibi ,DR(Mrs ) Otolorin, Arch Bishop Ladigbolu, architect Adeboye, permanent secretary and Dr. Adeduntan as an observer
If he wants to probe the board of trustees, Adeduntan welcomes it.
“The board of trustees were carefully selected and untainted in their various careers. It will be a wild goose chase ,a barren and futile exercise. We are not unmindful of these spurious and libelous allegations as DR Adeduntan had labeled Seyi Makinde’s tenure – a failure and an administration that is based on propaganda,false populism,grand standing and incompetence.”

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