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N337bn Revenue: Akogun Oyedepo Accepts To Debate With Kwara Govt On Radio Stations

By Adedayo Said 

…Demands for BOQ of all projects

…Says I am not but I keep companies of the wise.”

A Stalwart of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kwara State, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo has accepted to debate with Kwara State Government led Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on radio stations over N337billion revenue receipt claim.

Akogun Oyedepo disclosed on Thursday this via a response on prompt WhatsApp group- Kwara Tabloid Forum to statement issued by Special Adviser Political Communications to Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Bashir Adigun.

Adigun in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday challenged Oyedepo to public debate over N337bn revenue claim.

The statement read in part: “Kwara State Government hereby challenges Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo to a live public debate over his claim that the administration received the sums of N337bn from June 2019 to December 2021, as widely reported across various social media platforms. He is yet to deny saying so.

“The government is certain that the claim is a baseless lie. It is one of the several evidence-free postulations of Akogun Oyedepo who has a reputation of always wanting to be the wisest person in the room and the cleanest Kwaran that ever lived.

“For the purpose of the general public, however, we challenge the SDP chieftain to a debate to be broadcast live on various broadcast platforms and or any other platform of his own choosing, which we will oblige and pay for. The media is also invited to this debate.”

The Special Adviser said AbdulRazaq administration stand by the data presented in the article by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye, stating that ‘It is factual and can be verified from credible sources.’

Oyedepo in a swift response gave conditions to engage Kwara State Government team in public debate on the revenue claim.

He said the public debate should be on many radio stations in Kwara State and government team must come with BOQ for all the projects.

Oyedepo writes: Am ready for the debate. It should also be on many radio networks in Kwara State. If it is after my radio program that they now talk to the people of Kwara State about the earnings of government in about three and a half years; the government has failed on the duty of accountability which it owes the people of Kwara State.

“But whoever is coming for this debate should be prepared to come with Kwara State Expenditure for the period including the BOQ for all the projects. The government should come with the debt profile of Kwara state during its tenure. This is because I have made some discoveries. We must talk about all the monies received and mobilized.

“We may need more than one hour to scrutinize and analyze the work done so far. Government should buy the airtime. They should also be prepared to justify the government’s priorities as against the REAL needs of the people Kwara. Let us shut down Kwara State for this great debate.

“They say I behave as if am the wisest. Am not. But I keep companies of the wise.”

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