Nepotism: APC, CSO Fault Adeleke over Appointment of Nephew, Brother, Wife




The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state has criticised Governor Ademola Adeleke for appointing his nephew, Tunji Adeleke (Jnr), as the chairman of the Local Government Service Commission.

The opposition party described the act as a clear case of nepotism.

In a statement in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday, July 21, the state APC chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, insisted that putting Adeleke (Jnr), a 2021 graduate of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun state, in charge of a sensitive organ of government was uncalled for.

“A boy who has never worked before, who goes about in dreadlock, is the person that Adeleke, in his estimation, appointed to direct the affairs of our Osun State local government service commission,” Lawal said.

In a related development, a civil society group, Centre for Public Accountability, has frowned against the appointments of Adeleke’s family members into public offices in the state, stressing that several qualified people could have made the cut.

A statement by the Programme Officer of the group, Ayo Ologun, added, “In a state like Osun where there is a plethora of capable hands and individuals who have excelled in their various fields of endeavours, the governor chose to appoint himself as the Commissioner for Works, his late brother’s wife, Mrs Folashade Adeleke as Commissioner for Federal Matters, his nephew who managed to graduate in 2021 from the family’s university (Adeleke University, Ede) after 10 years in school spanning various institutions as Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, one of the most significant commissions for recruitment and social welfare in the state.”
Reacting to the outbursts, the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, described the APC criticism over the appointments as illogical.


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