Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said that he is not afraid of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Aregbesola who was responding to the petition written against him by frontline activist, Yinka Odumakin to the EFCC, described the efforts of those who he labeled ‘blackmailers’, as exercises in futility.
In a statement made by his media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, on Tuesday, Aregbesola said he had been lauded by the ICPC for the prudent manner he was managing the resources of the state.
The statement partly read, “Aregbesola has a record that will be hard to beat in public finance especially given the magnitude of the works done in relation to the resources that are available to the state.
“Please, let them ask the ICPC when they take their petition there next time for a copy of a letter by the anti-graft body written to Governor Aregbesola last year which formed the basis of the agency’s resolve to have Governor Aregbesola as the lead speaker at its lecture in 2014.
“Perhaps, that will further confirm why their efforts to blackmail this governor are exercises in futility”.
Odumakin, a native of Osun State has been calling for the removal of the governor over what he termed failure of leadership.
He accused the governor of massive corruption and financial recklessness, which according to him had plunged the state into a financial mess.
He said in the petition, “the state is littered with abandoned projects even though loans were secured by this administration to execute them.
“Today, our dear state has become the embodiment of lack, poverty, purposelessness and wickedness”.