It was reported that Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has dared the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the state to go ahead and make public his assets.
The party had said that the governor should declare his assets publicly without delay or it will be forced to publish what it knows about his alleged massive wealth.
SDP described Aregbesola’s defence on how he spent several billions of the state funds as a mere rhetoric, 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.
The Chairman of the party, Mr. Ademola Ishola in his speech during the party’s Performance Assessment meeting held in Osogbo at the weekend to deliberate on how SDP performed in the last National Election said what his party uncovered about Aregbesola’s wealth would stun Nigerians.
But Aregbesola in a statement by Semiu Okanlawon, Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Osogbo, stated that SDP was looking for things to hold on to ”so as to be relevant”.
The statement read in part: “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”.