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