Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has dared the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state to make good its threat by making his assets public.
The SDP, which has grown to become an outspoken opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had requested that the governor declare his assets publicly without delay or risk having it published by the party.
The party had described Aregbesola’s defence on how he spent several billions of the state funds as laughable and inconsistent going by the facts in its possession.
The SDP said it has conducted its private investigations and discovered how the governor allegedly acquired enormous assets in the last four years in a state where millions are living in abject poverty and workers are owed salaries for months.
Speaking during the party’s Performance Assessment meeting held in Osogbo at the weekend to deliberate on how SDP performed in the last National Election, Chairman of the party, Mr. Ademola Ishola said what his party uncovered about Aregbesola’s wealth would stun Nigerians.
However, in a statement by Semiu Okanlawon, Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Aregbesola stated that SDP was merely looking for things to hold on to, in order to remain relevant.
“Our attention has been drawn to a statement said to have been issued by the Social Democratic Party in Osun where it asked the Governor of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to publicly declare his assets.
“The SDP is obviously looking for things to hold on to in order to be relevant for the party was not the one that asked Aregbesola to fulfil the constitutional duty of declaring his assets before and after his first term,” the statement read.