The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has advised the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to be wary of dubious and unpatriotic politicians, who are desperate for elective positions.
He hinted that such politicians would want to seek mischievous means to entangle their opponents through false financial reports and allegations in order to achieve their selfish ends.
Amosun gave the advice when a delegation of the ICPC paid him a courtesy call in his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noting that as the electioneering period approaches, the commission would be inundated with dubious and ill-founded financial reports from desperate politicians targeted at dissuading the commission and even mislead the people.
“Though I am a politician, I would rather prefer to be remembered as a reputable elder statesman with indelible footprints,” he said, adding that he would not subscribe to the “politics of fallacy.”
The governor commended the commission for its planned construction of its first office in the state before the end of the year and promised that his administration would “always continue to be in tune with the rules and regulation of ICPC.”
He acknowledged the collaboration and very warm cordial relationship that exists between the commission and the state.
Leader of the ICPC delegation, member (South-west), Professor Olu Aina, who represented the ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, described the visit as an attempt to refocus the mission of the commission and also meet with the governor to facilitate the location of an office before the end of the year as Ogun, like Ondo and Ekiti States don’t have ICPC offices.
Aina also commended the state government for its achievements, noting that it as providing “quality service.”