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Sanwo-Olu Never Paid Lawyers From State Funds –Gbenga Omotoso



Sanwo-Olu Never Paid Lawyers From State Funds --Gbenga Omotoso

By Daniel Dafe

Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Lagos State has described as untrue a post on ‘X’ by Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who on November 19, 2023 alleged – “without any proof whatsoever-” that the Lagos State Government funded Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s legal dispute after the March 18, 2023 election.

In a statement, he added that “the allegation was supported by a document that neither carried the logo of the Lagos State Government nor the endorsement of any of its officials.”

“It was simply another ploy to deceive the public about a non-existent payment ofN50,000,000 to four lawyers,” he said.

“While it is worthwhile for patriotic individuals to scrutinise the finances of the Lagos State Government, the outcome of such inquiry must always be based on verified facts and nothing but the truth.

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“The transaction referenced by Mr. Rhodes-Vivour never took place. There was a payment request, which was not approved by Mr Governor when the Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice drew his attention to it because it is irregular.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will never misappropriate public funds in defiance of his Oath of Office,” the statement concluded.


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