The war of words between Governor Ibikunle Amosun and his predecessor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel took a dramatic turn as Amosun has called Daniel a confused person and a pathological liar.
Fielding questions from journalists, after the governor commissioned the first gated estate in the state Orange Valley Estate, constructed by the Ogun State Property Investment Corporation, OPIC, Monday.
Daniel had reportedly accused Amosun of impoverishing the indigenes of the state with his double taxation but Amosun ceased the forum to respond to the claims levelled against him.
According to him, “I don’t have time for them now, they are confused people. The achievements we made in less than four years surprised them. When we started demolition, they said we are demolishing people’s house and nothing will be done aftermath. We started the road expansion and they were surprised. When we started constructing the model schools, they said it is a lie, the schools are now ready, and they are shocked.’’
Reacting on the N200 billion debt incurred by the current administration as claimed by the erstwhile governor, Amosun described the claim as baseless, “I am an accountant and I know that no bank in this country can borrow any state up to that, so where did they get such figure. We are using just two banks. We owe one about N13 billion to N15 billion, so if we owe the other like say, N10 billion, how has that amounted to N200 billion,’’ said Amosun.