Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has discredited the allegations from certain quarters that the N16.6 billion Paris Club refund to Osun state was to prosecute election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led state government.
Mohammed stated this when he a paid advocacy visit to Channels TV during the week on the challenge of fake news.
He said: “This is not the first time the Paris Club refund is being made available to states, I think it should be about the fourth time the government had released the money.
“This particular tranche would have been drawn a while ago but for the disagreement between the governors and the Federal Government.
“It is released to all the states, so, it has nothing to do with the election, the timing may be a coincidence.”