The Ondo state Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over alleged lack of transparency on the controversial N4.3Billion “discovered” in a secret account kept in Zenith Bank PLC .
In a Press Statement signed by its state Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Zadok Akintoye, Ondo PDP said investigation has shown that the Akeredolu-led government is being economical with the truth .
It added that the government has violated the law with its intentions not to disclose the receipt of such funds until it was recently being probed by the State House of Assembly.
Recalled that the State House of Assembly had given the state Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa; the Accountant General and the state Auditor General one week to appear before it and explain the rationale behind the controversial secret N4.3 billion naira in the Zenith bank.
The lawmakers at a plenary presided over by the speaker, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun, said among other things requested for information as regards when the ‘secret’ account was opened, by who and interest accrued in the said ten years before the account was discovered.
The State Commissioner for information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo described the call by the PDP as unusual for an opposition party.
Ojogo said, “It’s an overstressed call, not unusual of any opposition party; we are not disturbed by any such call because the accounts of the state are there for all to see. Government has nothing to hide. “Even the books of the Finance Ministry are clear in reporting the discovered fund in question.”