The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has faulted the appointment of Babajide, a son of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the Director General of Performance and Project Implementation Monitoring Unit (PPMIU).
It said it was an abuse of office and an affront on the people of Ondo State.
Spokesman for the Ondo PDP, Kennedy Peretei, in a statement, argued the appointment of Babajide as DG of PPMIU was part of the grand design to finally empty the treasury of the State.
Peretei alleged that 25 per cent of all the Internally generated revenue in the State goes into the account of Canadian Systems Development Company (CSDC) under one Akin Oladimeji who was introduced by Babajide.
He further alleged that the company had office accommodation in the Governor’s office and does not pay rents or taxes to the State Government.
But Ondo Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, described the PDP comments as unresourceful criticisms.
Ojogo, who insisted the Governor did the right thing by appointing his son, stated that there was no way ‘such sound appointment as that of Babajide would not have elicited uncanny attacks from the PDP.’
He said Akeredolu wants to be focused on what he doing for the good people of the State and not to be distracted by lazy opposition.
“When Jang appointed his son, Yakubu as a commissioner in Plateau, it was okay for them; what about Okowa who did it in Delta? When their Principal’s brothers in Ondo literally did all appointments while they held sway, it was okay.
“This young man has been doing a lot behind scene in the last five years plus to enhance good governance. He has demonstrated enough capacity in many respects. Time will tell as we sail along in full steam.
“I think the problem PDP has is the fact of apparent intimidation that a very sound and balanced second term cabinet has berthed”.