By Niyi Busari
Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the State of Osun, Yemi Lawal has expressed shock at a newspaper (Osun Defender) report quoting him to have said that the state owned football team, Osun United was sold by the former Executive Governor of the state, HIS Excellence Chief Bisi Akande.
Chief Press Secretary to the former Governor, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa had faulted the claim of Lawal that the Akande administration sold Osun United Football Club.
According to Baderinwa, Osun as a state did not own any football team at the time, describing Lawal’s claim as gross misinformation.
Putting the facts straight, ‘The Working Process’ as Yemi Lawal is fondly called by his admirers explained; “There is no iota of truth in the said publication or the former Commissioner for Information and Strategy claim, rather the writer of the story wants to be mischievous as I consider it as cheap blackmail and one to distract my good work as Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the State.
“The writer of the story clearly showed his incompetence as a media professional, didn’t take his time to balance his work by hearing from my office, rather he was overzealous going to press.”
The claim linking Akande, whom we regards as a role model of effective and good governance is uncalled for.
“Chief Bisi Akande the former Governor is a role model and one who championed a modern State of Osun.
“The post linking Chief Akande, whom we regards as a role model of effective and good governance in Osun State is uncalled for.”