Ismail Omipidan, the media aide to the immediate past governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has described as “reckless and unguarded” the statement on Osun loans’ liquidation credited to Sola Fasure, the media adviser to a former governor of the state and incumbent Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
Omipidan also challenged Fasure to produce records of the purported liquidation of the loans Aregbesola incurred when he was governor of Osun State.
Omipidan, in a statement issued on Monday, described the claim as unfortunate, adding that it was not the first time Fasure will be dishing out lies on behalf of his principal.
“Fasure should know that the EFCC is a responsible agency and a discerning one at that. Therefore, they know facts from fiction. They will know who did what and when. This is where I find his call on the EFCC as not only irresponsible, unguarded but reckless.
“Fasure and his co-travellers are merely trying to exploit the raging political reality to spew lies to the public.
“His statement has further confirmed our position that they are working in cohort with Adeleke and the PDP. This, further explains why the PDP government cleverly avoided publishing the dates the loans were procured.
“I challenge Fasure to publish details of how the loans were purportedly liquidated for the members of the public to analyse.
“Again, I want to reiterate that we never took any loan before or after the July 16 governorship election as being alleged by Fasure and the PDP.
“I have gone this whole hog to show that the allegations against my principal are unfounded,” Oyetola’s aide stated.