The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed claims by Mrs. Folake Solanke, and Professor Itse Sagay regarding the petition written by Justice Oloyede Folahanmi, saying their positions on the matter were based on a briefing obtained solely from Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The party in a counter-statement signed Tuesday night by Director of Publicity and Strategy, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, said from the statement credited to Solanke and Sagay, they only spoke the minds of Aregbesola and his friends who allegedly assisted him to siphon public funds in Osun state.
According to PDP, “Definitely, they are not speaking the minds of Osun people, whose lives and businesses have been destroyed by the present administration. Oloyede, in her petition, spoke the minds of Osun people.
“Why are the mourners crying more than the bereaved, if underhand dealing had not taken place? When was the last time these people visited Osun? What exactly is their interest in this matter?”
The PDP spokesman added that “the party wants to remind Aregbesola’s counsel that no one is protesting against the petition written by Justice Oloyede because the judge spoke their minds.
Odeyemi stressed that if Aregbesola people are not satisfied with her position, we want to inform them that being an indigene confers right on Oloyede to take position on any issue concerning Osun. Being a judge is just a privilege.
He however pointed out that “If they are truly interested in helping Aregbesola, they should assist him to redirect some of the stolen public monies back to the state coffers or better still lend him money to pay workers accumulated 8 months salaries his administration owes them.”