Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state is under fire by residents of the state for throwing money at people in a marketplace as October 10 governorship election closes in.
The governor had while returning from a campaign over the weekend stopped his convoy at the popular Oja Oba Market in Akure and began throwing money for passers-by, which many people found offensive and didn’t waste time to call him out.
A private school teacher, Mr Tope Ibikunle, said,
“I saw him at Oja Oba Market throwing money at people. The attitude he displayed showed that it is the way they want to use money to buy votes on the day of the election but I know our people are wiser.
“This is what Akeredolu has turned Ondo State people to. This attitude is shameless and it has also shown that this is how he had been wasting our money in government.
“How could a sitting governor be throwing money openly in a public place? This is the money he is supposed to use in building hospitals and schools but he is busy wasting it and heavily taxing people.”
Another resident, Mrs Funmi Adegbenro, said the attitude of the governor should be condemned by Nigerians, adding that Akeredolu was wasting taxpayers’ money on frivolities.
“This is a total disgrace. How can a governor be throwing money like this publicly? He just wants to woo voters in the state by every means. This is not the best strategy.
“Can somebody tell Akeredolu that the election is not won like this and I’m surprised that he is a lawyer who should know better, you can just imagine how they are wasting our money.”
Femi Omisule, a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who also spoke, said:
“Watching Akeredolu throwing money publicly reminds me of how some of my friends had to drop out of school as a result of the hike in our tuition all because there was no money.
“This is the same governor that increased our school fees and claimed Ondo had to generate more funds. So, we can all see how he is spending our money. It is sad and I know my friends won’t forgive him watching this video. Our people must shine their eyes in this election.”, Sahara Reporters