Oyinlola Drops Bombshell, Reveals how Akande Financed his Reelection

Oyinlola Drops Bombshell, Reveals how Akande Financed his Reelection

  • Osun state governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has replied his predecessor, Bisi Akande, over comments made in his book
  • Oyinlola alleged that Akande's 2003 re-election was financed by collecting part payment from the contractor building the governor’s office
  • According to the former governor, some of the things Akande wrote about him in the book are not true

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has alleged that Chief Bisi Akande's 2003 re-election was financed by the collection of part payment from the contractor building the governor’s office.

Oyinlola, the former governor of Osun state made the allegation in reaction to Akande’s autobiography titled “My Participations”, The Nation reports.

Chief Bisi Akande
A former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has tackled Chief Bisi Akande over his book. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

He went on to note that the former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) levelled some unfounded allegations against him in the book.

Read also

Corruption allegations: I won't sue you, Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo tells Bisi Akande

In another report by Premium Times, Oyinlola said he would respond to Akande in his autobiography, which is already in the works.

PAY ATTENTION: Subscribe to Digital Talk newsletter to receive must-know business stories and succeed BIG!

He said:

“On the Osun State Governor’s Office (Bola Ige House contract), Chief Akande said I wrongly accused him of corruption in the construction of the Governor’s Office.
“I did not level any false charges against him. I came into office in May 2003 and discovered that the Governor’s Office complex which Akande commissioned for use after he lost the election was not completed."

Corruption allegations: I won't sue you, Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo tells Bisi Akande

Legit.ng previously reported that the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo said that he will not take Akande to court over his comments about him in his book, My Participations.

Read also

Patoranking to Perform Live on Boxing Day in ‘Big Name’ Concert

However, he denied that his Lekki house, which is a bone of contention between him and Akande, was built for him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He told reporters in Lagos that three years ago, when he launched his own book, ‘Saying It As It Is,’ Tinubu described him as an incorruptible person and a man of great character.

‘Bola, please help us,’ Akande narrates how Atiku begged Tinubu for money

In a related development, Akande claimed that ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar made financial demands from Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling party, when he took a shot at the highest office in the land in 2007.

He made the revelation in his autobiography, “My Participations”, which was launched in Lagos.

During the running battle with Obasanjo in 2007, Atiku defected from the PDP and clinched the AC presidential ticket.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel