The Justice Now Foundation, JNF, a civil society organization based in Osogbo, has criticized an editorial in a national daily, stating that Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola lavished billions on bullet proof cars for his personal use.
The group, which said it was not taken aback by the story, stated that the motive behind it is to portray the Aregbesola administration in bad light. “We read the story with the above headline, `Re- Recession: Governors lavish billions of Naira on bulletproof cars for selves, wives’ on Saturday, September 24, with utter disbelief”, it said.
“Not that we were taken aback by the underlying motive to whip up negative sentiments against the government, portray it in bad light as wasteful and inconsiderate especially in the face of growing economic hardship, we are particularly miffed by the utter lack of depth displayed in the publication.
“It is particularly sickening and a show of editorial mishmash for a paper to list some of the vehicles personally owned and already in use by a governor far before he became a governor as instances of lavishing “billions on bulletproof cars.”