According to Reports, a statement by Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, the Publicity Secretary of APC in Ondo Sstate, made know to newsmen in Akure on Friday.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has raised alarm over alleged secret recruitment of workers by the outgoing government of Gov. Olusegun Mimiko into various ministries and parastatals in the state.
According to the statement it was alleged that the move was meant to trap the incoming APC government.
Based on the statement, Gov. Mimiko is also selling government properties to cronies while letters of appointment issued are being back-dated.
“We have been adequately informed of the unholy and unpatriotic dealings of the outgoing Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, by secretly employing over 10,000 people into all the ministries, parastatals and agencies in the state, especially Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA).
“This is in a bid to create problems and complexity for the incoming administration of APC when his eight years tenancy in Alagbaka Government House, ends in Feb. 2017.
“Mr Mimiko has been recruiting massively into the Health Sector, Local Governments, Education Ministry, among others.
“Properties of the State Oil Palm Plantation at Okitipupa, Irele, Araromi-Obu are being sold at give-away prices to the governor’s allies.
“Specifically, we are aware that one Mercedes Benz lorry, popularly called 9/11, was sold for just one hundred thousand Naira only (N100,000),’’ the statement alleged.
It alleged that several government vehicles had been driven away and were kept in various mechanics’ workshops across the state and neighbouring states, with registration number removed.
The statement further alleged that government landed properties were also being sold and shared among some politicians without due process.
The statement also said: “The party also cautions the heads of ministries and parastatals, especially permanent secretaries and directors, not to be part of these untoward acts, as full investigations and probe will be launched.
“Appropriate action would be taken when APC government takes over the reins of power by February, 2017.’’
Mr Kayode Akinmade, the State Commissioner for Information, reacting, said the allegation was a “total falsehood aim at misinforming the public’’.
“For political consideration, government did not reduce the workforce.
“We have done everything to reduce wages due to the economic situation in the country.
“Anybody who is talking about secret recruitment and selling of government properties is alien to the structure of government; moreover not at the wee hours of this administration,’’ Akinmade said.
Meanwhile, the party, added that the incoming government would deal with any corrupt act, urging the senior civil servants in all the ministries and departments not to get involved in any sharp practice.