Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke is devoting all his attentional resources to due process and rule of law in the business of governance in the State, Special Adviser to the Governor on Legal Matters, Hon Hashim Abioye has declared.
Responding to insinuations by the superimposed National Secretary of the APC, Ajibola Basiru about state of due process in the state ,Abioye lampooned the APC chieftain as a politician suffering from delusional depression over the superlative performance of the Governor and the administration’s deep commitment to due process and observance of procurement laws amidst rule of law.
The Special Adviser said Basiru who, out of perpetual
Pain of his electoral loss, has unceasingly embarked on verbal attacks on Governor Adeleke and his family, painting a false picture of the Governor being under the influence of his family especially Chief Mrs Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, the Governor’s elder Sister.
In a statement issued in Osogbo on Sunday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legal Matters, Hon. Hashim Abioye, cautioned the Osogbo-born former Lawmaker to drop his insolence and to respect his present Office into which he was hurriedly packaged after he disgracefully lost his return bid to the National Assembly.
It is clear that Basiru was bitter at the peace and tranquility that is reigning within the Adeleke family, hence his many unfounded allegations and vituperations at a Governor who is delivering dividends of democracy to the people of Osun State.
Abioye also stated that since the coming on board of the Adeleke’s Administration, the Governor has not for once erred on the side of due process and rule of law. His statement reads:
“I wonder why the man popularly called SRJ who is notorious for insolence and uncouth words against elderly people doesn’t process his words properly before making his presentations in public, especially when it comes to the issue of Osun under Governor Adeleke. He has been so obsessed with hatred for Governor Adeleke and his family to the extent of desperately causing violence on an Eid Day, flagrantly disobeying protocols and obviously disrespecting the Governor. Since his plan to launch violence on the Eid Day at Osogbo Prayer Ground failed, he has resorted to unjustified verbal attacks on Mr. Governor and his family.
While the man SRJ reserves the right to criticize the Adeleke’s Administration as a member of opposition in Osun State, he should for once be constructive and objective instead of his usual arrogant rigmarole”.
Speaking further Abioye states that “Senator Ajibola Basiru was part of the Aregbesola’s Administration for 8 years in Osun who sat as a key member of the State Executive Council under his former Boss with whom he has now ungratefully picked a fight. This is someone who is reasonably expected to know that it is not possible for an individual to hijack the Governance of a State except under an indolent State Executive Council, and except all democratic institutions in the State are no longer functioning. This is not the case with Osun.
“Governor Adeleke in his well-thought out plans for the State always consults with his formidable team of experts in relevant fields and seeks necessary legal advice in line with due process before embarking on any program for the State. Doesn’t the man SRJ listen to Government Officials from various Agencies of Government how transparently efficient and consultatively alert Governor Adeleke has been in running the affairs of the State.”
Abioye then advised Ajibola Basiru to come out open if he has any personal problem with the Governor’s Elder Sister, Yeye Dupe Adeleke-Sanni, especially with the kind of affectionate bond and love among the Adelekes who are renowned for always rallying round and supporting members of their family in all walks of life. “If SRJ treats his own family members with disgusting distancing like COVID-19, he shouldn’t expect reasonable people like the Adelekes to loathe their family members like SRJ does to his own family members”.
The Governor’s Aide therefore finally cautions Ajibola Basiru to change his petty style and find reasonable, constructive and sensible means of criticizing the present Administration if his criticism will have any meaning.