The Ondo State government has refuted allegations that the signature of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is being forged by certain individuals in an attempt to embezzle funds from the state treasury.
Disclosing this after the State Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, stated that the governor is actively involved in the administration and has been attending to official documents and files.
The denial comes after two documents with different signatures, purportedly belonging to Akeredolu, surfaced online, sparking concerns about the authenticity of the governor’s signature.
Ademola-Olateju, who stated this while addressing journalists after the meeting chaired by the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, asserted that there is no evidence of signature forgery.
Governor Akeredolu’s son, Babajide, who is the Director General of the Performance and Project Implementation and Monitoring Unit (PPIMU), also attended the meeting.
“I sent two files to the governor, and they came back. It was not different from what I am accustomed to. Nobody is forging the governor’s signature to take out money. The Governor is not bigger than the Executive Council. We vowed to work for the progress of Ondo State. Social media fake news peddlers should desist from spreading fake news,” he said.
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