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Rauf Aregbesola: PDP urges Governor to sell helicopter to pay workers’ salaries

The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Governor Rauf Aregbesola to sell the helicopter he supposedly acquired for the state to pay salaries of workers who are currently being owed by the government.

The state PDP also advised Aregbesola to stop spending wastefully in order to ensure that funds are raised to pay the workers.

This was contained in a statement released by the Director of Media and Strategy of the Osun PDP on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

The statement reads:

“The PDP is urging the government to sell the helicopter Governor Aregbesola said was procured for the state. He should also stop frivolous trips to Cuba.”

“What this administration told us was that the helicopter was to be used for surveillance, but we have since discovered that the machine is only serving the travelling needs of Mr. Aregbesola and his family. This remains one draining pipe that must be blocked.”

“The governor and his aides should also forthwith stop travelling in chartered aircraft around the world. If President Muhammadu Buhari could be travelling on British Airways, even when aircrafts in presidential fleet are available, there is the need for Governor Aregbesola to borrow a leave.”

“The whole world is aware of the fact that former Ekiti lawmakers were heavily bribed on the bill of Osun State for several months, where they mapped out strategies on how to impeach Governor Fayose.”

“It is also fresh in minds the huge amount Ogbeni Aregbesola expended on the last Ekiti State governorship poll, Lagos State governorship poll and the Presidential project of the All Progressive Congress. But if Ogbeni Aregbesola will not treat this advice with disdain, and henceforth, begin to act as the governor of all, we believe at least he will be able to pay few months of the backlog of salaries owed workers and retirees.”

The governor, in response, however described the suggestions as childish and an attempt to gain cheap publicity.

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