The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has declared that the outgoing administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko has embarked on a looting spree that is capable of frustrating the idea of seamless transition between the Mimiko-led administration and the transition committee of the incoming government of APC in the State.

The Party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, made this known to journalists in Akure.

“it has come to our knowledge on good authority that Ondo State Government two days ago, specifically 4th of January, 2017, took receipt of the sum of One billion, two hundred million Naira(N1.2B) physical cash being amount deposited into the account of the Multilateral Relation Department of the Governor’s office as accumulated grants from foreign donors.

“Confirmed information also shown that another sum of Three hundred and eighty five million Naira (N385M) was credited into the account of the Wealth Creation Agency (WECA) of Ondo state.

“It is sad that, unpatriotic and unscrupulous elements within the highest echelon of the outgoing government have activated nefarious plans to siphon this monies into private accounts to the detriment of the good people of Ondo state. To perfect this plan, arrangement had been made to transfer the N1.2B to WECA which has been designated as exit point for the monies.

“Already, high level civil servants in the the two departments have been mobilised to begin processing of phoney contracts award papers to perfect the looting spree of the total sum of N1.585bn.

“It is embarrassing and instructive that WECA headed by Mrs Bolanle Olafunmiloye who is the daughter of Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s eldest sister. It is also an open secret that WECA has always been notorious for such serious allegations of corruption and being a veritable conduit pipe for mindless looting of Ondo state people’s resources.

“Evidently, it is very callous, criminal, irresponsible and a despicable act of sabotage for individuals to attempt to steal a huge sum of public fund as valedictory gifts for themselves.

“Ondo APC therefore wishes to direct the attention of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to this and to emphasise the need to arrest this heinous crime before it completely tarnishes him at the dying minutes of his tenure.

“We also wish to point out to the Governor that all accusing fingers are pointing at him considering the fact that the two agencies are directly under his supervision, more so that WECA is headed by his own sibling who is popularly perceived to be above the law.

“And now that this massive looting plan has been uncovered, civil servants, particularly the relevant officers at WECA and Multilateral offices are seriously warned not to cooperate with the outgoing Mimiko administration to defraud Ondo state. They are advised to abstain from being used by their political heads as all crime will not only be investigated thoroughly, but will come with grave consequences for both the accomplices and beneficiaries.

“May we put both Governor Mimiko, his political appointees, as well as civil servants on notice therefore, that already the incoming government of our Party is in possession of past, current and daily records of financial misdeeds of high elements of the outgoing government. Already, the revelations are sorry, worrisome, embarrassing and will make the ears of anyone who hears them to tingle.

“The public is also being put on notice and encouraged to appeal to relations, who are civil servants, to act rightly and patriotically at this critical transition period”.

God bless Ondo state!

Signed:
Omo’oba Abayomi Adeesanya.
Publicity Secretary,
APC, Ondo State.
6th of January, 2017.