By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of procuring new bulletproof Jeeps worth N1.5billion for official use.
PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Kenneth Peretei made the allegation in his latest series of articles on Akeredolu’s misrule in the state on Wednesday.
Peretei said: “While Ondo State workers celebrated Christmas and New year in unprecedented hardship, occasioned by the non-payment of their salaries, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, governor of the state has just bought two bulletproof Lexus 670 LXE jeeps with six doors valued at N750million each for his personal comfort and self-aggrandizement.
“It is on record that each time the governor procures official vehicles, he would buy two. One for himself and the other for his wife. These latest wonders on wheels were the third batch of vehicles bought by the governor since he assumed office about five years ago. It means, on the average, two vehicles every two years.
“As we speak, the number of vehicles in the governor’s fleet (most of which are armored) are about fifteen. This level of executive recklessness and insensitivity to the plight of the people, is beyond any rational thinking.
“There are reports that, wise counsel against this wasteful purchase was rebuffed by the governor.
“Within the governor’s inner circle, it is like the case of the proverbial dog that is destined to get lost, that will never listen to the hunter’s whistle. Akeredolu has been left alone to be on autopilot.