The Lagos state authorities has denied stories that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu paid his authorized workforce attending to petitions towards his election with state funds.
The Labour Social gathering governorship candidate within the state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, in a submit shared on his X deal with on Sunday, November 19, queried the state Ministry of Justice for allegedly budgeting some monies for Sanwo-Olu’s authorized workforce on the election tribunal.
Reacting to the allegation, the state Commissioner for Data and Technique, Gbenga Omotoso, denied the declare and acknowledged that the doc printed by Gbadebo neither carried the state authorities brand nor the signature of any official. He additionally denied any transaction of such was made by the Ministry.
His assertion shared on his X deal with reads;
”A submit on ‘X’ by Labour Social gathering (LP) candidate Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, on November 19, 2023 alleged – with none proof whatsoever- that the Lagos State Authorities funded Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s authorized dispute after the March 18, 2023 election. This isn’t true.
The allegation was supported by a doc that neither carried the emblem of the Lagos State Authorities nor the endorsement of any of its officers. It was merely one other ploy to deceive the general public a few non-existent cost of N50,000,000 to 4 attorneys.
Whereas it’s worthwhile for patriotic people to scrutinise the funds of the Lagos State Authorities, the end result of such inquiry should at all times be primarily based on verified information and nothing however the reality.
The transaction referenced by Mr. Rhodes-Vivour by no means came about. There was a cost request, which was not accepted by Mr Governor when the Honorable Lawyer Normal and Commissioner for Justice drew his consideration to it as a result of it’s irregular.
For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won’t ever misappropriate public funds in defiance of his Oath of Workplace.”
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