Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has denied allegations of nepotism by the the former Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde.
Abegunde has accused the Governor of awarding contracts to his wife, son and in-laws from Imo state.
Akeredolu In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Ojo Oyewamide, said no contractor in the state is of Igbo extraction.
He said, “This is far from the truth. Aside the temptation to dismiss this unsubstantiated claim by the facilitators of the imaginary scenario, the fact that such was coming from those whose pervasive acts have haunded them out of government is enough to ignore the story.
“However, it is pertinent to aver that there is no single road contractor of Igbo extraction. Anyone with evidence of such should kindly avail the public of same.
“Documentations relating to contracts execution are not hidden. They are public and therefore, subject to public scrutiny. All road contractors in the State are well known and have nothing to hide.
“Mr. Governor therefore, urges all and sundry to ignore the stories coming from those who thrice on falsehood and fabricated stories to take political decisions.”