The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, has berated former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, over his policies on single uniform, financial indebtedness and introduction of Opon Imo (Tablet of Knowledge).
He described the policies as ‘failure that history will not readily forget.’
Speaking in Osogbo when Lasun Yussuf, was unveiled as the party’s candidate for the July 16 governorship election in the state, the labour party leader whose speech was read by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Comrade Arabambi Abayomi, said “part of the Civil Service Coalition and many others wrote a petition and even publicly addressed the national media on the numerous numbers of corrupt practices of one Governor across 2012 to 2015.
“In the allegations in some petitions, it was alleged that a sitting governor received money directly from the Ministry of Finance without due process, giving the preparation of the workers’ salaries in contract to a Lagos Company. They also alleged that the governor lied publicly about the accrued state revenue of 4 years.
“Many of these very heavy allegations were documented by men who are yet living and are Osun State indigenes. In another drama in a press interview, a former yet living APC Finance Commissioner tried so hard but unsuccessfully muddle up the details of two huge loans of the state that are still unpaid.
“Haba! A ruling government wicked enough to order half salary payments to the workers is a very insensitive government,” he added.
Meanwhile former Deputy Speaker of the House Of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yussuf, has emerged the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the July 16th gubernatorial election in Osun State.
The chairman of the party in the state, Prince Bello Adebayo, declared Hon Yusuf the party’s flagbearer at the 2022 Osun governorship party primary election held at the Osun chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) main hall, Osogbo.
Yussuf, who decamped from the All Progressives Congress, in his acceptance speech said, ” I accepted the candidacy of the party. We will win. You are now going to talk to me as a governor in no time and everybody will be involved in the scheme of things.’’
He announced Adeola Adekunle Atanda as his running mate.