By Oludamisi Ojo
The Office of the Governor-Elect of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke said it had received direct evidence of ongoing plans by the incumbent government to embark on emergency awards of contracts worth several billions of naira.
It alleged that the APC’s administration has placed advertisements in several newspapers inviting contractors for expression of interests in some projects.
Besides, the office of the incoming government said it is also aware of other financial dealings ongoing within the government including alleged sanitisation of financial documents among others.
A statement by the governor-elect’s spokesman, Mallam Olawale Rasheed said” We are using this medium to call on contractors and consultants to avoid any contractual dealings with the outgoing government.
“This urgent alert becomes necessary to avoid any avoidable risk-taking as the incoming government will not bear responsibility for any sinister contractual obligations.
“We are equally calling on financial institutions to be cautious in their financial transactions with the outgoing government. We cannot stress enough that entering into loan deal or other associated obligations with the outgoing government amounts to collaboration for financial illegality.
“The Adeleke’s administration will not be accountable for any financial dealings as banks and other related institutions should be aware that during a transition process, such transaction is ill-motivated and uncalled for.
“ The Office of the Governor-Elect through this medium is alerting the public and the business community that any financial transaction with the outgoing government is a risk that the incoming administration will not be accountable for. On our part, we are working assiduously to prepare for a seamless transition in the best interest of the people of Osun state.