The Ondo State Government has said it did not collect N82bn from the Federal Government.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, on Monday, said that the Federal Government never paid N82bn to the state as part of the money owed the state through the Paris Club deductions.
Akinmade, who accused the All Progressives Congress of being behind the allegation, said it was unfortunate that a party planning to form government in the state could make such an allegation.
The commissioner, who said attempts by the APC to rule the people with lies had failed in the past, maintained that it was high time the party prepared to face the task of governance from next year.
The statement said, “The task is more herculean for the APC because of the unprecedented high standard of governance it will inherit from the incumbent government.
“Feeding the people with lies won’t do it, but sincerity of purpose and a genuine desire to make an impact on the lives of the people.”