Residents chide Mimiko, Akeredolu over state finance altercations in Ondo

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Following the obvious discrepancies in the account of former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko and the present governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu about the state of finances of Ondo State, some residents have advised both leaders to reveal the true position of the finances of the state.

Speaking, Biyi Olatunde said Mimiko was not being truthful by saying he left a whopping sum of N20 billion in the state coffers.He noted that the Governor could not have left that huge amount and would not pay months of Salaries

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He noted that the Governor could not have left that huge amount and would not pay months of Salaries arrears of workers in the state.

"How come that Dr. Mimiko is saying he left that amount in the state and six months salaries are left unpaid. I can't agree with that figure and the former Governor might not be saying the truth."

On her part, Mrs. Bimbo Adekunle, a public affairs analyst, accused Akeredolu of waiting for over six months before declaring the state of finances of the state.

She urged the present government in the state to be serious about the issue of governance, saying the people are beginning to have different feelings as regards the government.In her words: " All I know is someone is not telling us the truth in this situation. Why will the Governor waited so long before saying that, considering the importance of that issue in the

In her words: "All I know is someone is not telling us the truth in this situation. Why will the Governor waited so long before saying that, considering the importance of that issue in the

"Why will the Governor wait so long before saying that, considering the importance of that issue in the state. Something must have been wrong somewhere."

While reacting, the Interim Secretary of Advance Peoples' Democratic Alliance, APDA in Ondo state, Mrs. Titilayo Ashaolu urged the duo of Mimiko and Akeredolu to stop playing politics with the finances of the state, describing it as unnecessary.

While noting that the people deserved to know the true position of the finances of Ondo state, Ashaolu advised Governor Akeredolu to brace-up for real business of governance and stop complaining.

"Let both of them stop taking the citizenry of this state for granted with their inconsistent pronouncements all these days. What the citizen want is real governance that will stand in defense of democracy.Akeredolu should sit down with his team and bring up ideas and Programmes that will bring about a better life for the people, rather than

"Akeredolu should sit down with his team and bring up ideas and programmes that will bring about a better life for the people, rather than grandstand in the public domain with complaints.

"Complaining and re-presenting predecessors as the bane of inability to deliver is preposterous. The people voted APC in Ondo State for a better performance than the previous government. They didn't vote for a wailing Government to enter into Alagbaka Government House," the APDA Chieftain said there is high-level hunger, hopelessness and anger in this land presently, leading to despondency."

It will be recalled that Governor Akeredolu in his speech while inaugurating his commissioners said his government met awhopping debt profile of N220 billion in the state.

But in a swift reaction to Akeredolu's claims, Mimiko, in a statement by the former Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade declared that his government did not leave behind a debt of N220 billion.

He also contradicted the governor's claimed that he left N9,956 billion in the state's coffer even as he insisted that he left N20 billion.

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