Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has replied the All Progressives Congress in the State over their criticism of his recent appointments.
Adeleke’s response comes after a memo dated August 9, 2023, was circulated, appointing Oyetunji Rasaki Abefe as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Government House Pool, as notified by the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye.
There had been controversies concerning this appointment amongst others.
However, in a statement issued on Friday through his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke said the previous administration, led by the APC, created the positions being argued.
The statement read, “The Government House Pool is a term referring to the transport unit of Government House.
“The section deals with drivers and vehicles within the Government House. The office, a creation of the previous governments of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has been in existence for the past twelve or so years.
“They were never frivolous jobs for the boys, as some partisan critics have termed it. While those offices were inherited, it is also worthy of note to state that Governor Adeleke has demonstrated a strong will to retain what is good and jettison what is bad.
“In the two cases under consideration, the two offices are necessary to protect and effectively manage public and private assets.”