The Osun State government yesterday said it was not as fraudulent as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party had accused the government of “manufacturing documents” in anticipation of a purported planned probe of the bailout loans by the Senate.
The state’s Bureau of Communication and Strategy, in a statement by its Director, Semiu Okanlawon, described as warped, the reasoning and conclusion that the government hired an accounting firm to help it cook books of its expenditure since 2014.
“PDP’s allegation is a fallout of what the party represented while it lorded over Nigerians. If the PDP government had not been good at falsifying and altering financial documents fraudulently, it would not have so easily jumped into conclusion that Osun has hired a firm to help it perfect fraud.
“The PDP’s statement merely reminds us why, since the anti-people party was booted out of office, Nigerians have been treated to a series of mind-blowing financial malfeasance. Of course, the humongous financial recklessness of the PDP, which is now public knowledge, could only have been a result of many years of “manufacturing documents”.
The statement cautioned the media against falling prey to PDP’s deceit, adding that the party’s several lies could rob an unwary media organisation of its honour and credibility.
“Our media organisations must be wary of the corrupting influence of PDP and its warped logic.
When a party says a government has hired an accounting firm to “manufacture documents” to cover fraud, the responsibility the society places on the media compels it to carry out investigation by subjecting such information to veracity and reliability tests.”