Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala served as the governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011. In this interview with journalists in Ibadan, the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate speaks about the April 11 governorship poll, the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi and other issues. KEMI OLAITAN was there. Excerpts:
The present government in the state has accused you and Senator Rasheed Ladoja of mismanaging the resources of the state while in office. What is your reaction to this?
The governor is talking rubbish. He doesn’t know what he is doing. Myself and my boss (Senator Ladoja) were not owning salaries when we were there. In fact, my own administration left a lot of money when leaving office. I learnt a few days ago that the money I requested from the Federal Government, which I used in constructing federal roads in the state while in office, over N18 billion have been released to him. What has he done with the money? He is not a good manager; it is as simple as that. He doesn’t know what he is saying about the economy of the state and has not managed it very well and that is why he cannot pay workers’ salaries.
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