The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter on Monday disclosed that the incoming administration of Price Dapo Abiodun would review all the “last minute” appointments and contracts awarded by the incumbent Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s administration.
A statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Party’s Caretaker Committee, Mr Tunde Oladunjoye in Abeokuta, the the State capital, alerted the general public “and those whom it may concern” that “All appointments, installation of traditional rulers, contracts, commitments and obligations entered into during the transition period after the elections will be reviewed and may not be binding on the new administration.”
It would be recalled that Amosun’s administration had last month promoted 21 senior civil servants to the position of Permanent Secretaries and also the appointed the Vice-Chancellor and Rector of yet-to-take-off Moshood Abiola University of Technology, Ipokia and Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia respectively.
There have also been strong allegations that the government is involved in the award of fresh contracts and mass recruitment into the civil service as well as promotion of government workers.
But Oladunjoye in the statement explained that, even though a joint Transition Committee has been set up by Governor Amosun and the in-coming administration, such actions must not be taken without the “consideration ” of the in-coming government.
The statement read in part, “Whilst we accept that the term of this government expires on the 29th May 2019, it is morally unacceptable that a Governor with less than one month to the expiration of his term in office will make mass appointments and promotions, thereby committing the incoming administration to unsustainable financial commitments and obligations”.
The Party, few weeks ago had also ssued a statement cautioning financial institutions from granting loans, overdrafts and other financial instruments to the out-going government.