Saturday, January 16, 2021

Story By Akinola Emmanuel

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has described as unfair the recent claims of achievements of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi by the current Governor Seyi Makinde as unfair and not in line with proper tenets of democrazy.

In a release by the APC state publicity Secretary Dr Azeez Olatunde said Governor Seyi Makinde himself claimed to had finish what the previous administration left undone instead of “selfishly starting new one.”

While commenting on the health sector in the state and especially the state handling of COVID 19, the party said ” while other serious government were creating makeshifts, Seyi Makinde government resorted to the Abiola Ajimobi Paediatric Centre, Olodo and renamed it Olodo Infectitious Centre without acknowledging the former Governor.

On security, APC disclosed that they were not impressed with high and low profile killings and assassinations resurfaced.

It said the bloodshed and killings have become weekly affairs in oyo state until recently when the leader of one of the cult groups, Moshod Ekugbemi was assassinated in broad day light operations.

The release frowned at the loans requested for at the bank saying the loan have no positive effect on the life’s of the people of the state.

“Going by Engr SEYI MAKINDE electioneering campaign, everyone in Oyo State has been eagerly awaiting the MIDAS FORMULA to be used by your Government, because you claimed that between six to twelve months of being sworn in as Governor of Oyo State , Oyo State would not have to rely on the Federal Government Allocation again.”

“That Government of Engr SEYI MAKINDE has kept up to date in one year with Salary and Pension obligations is very commendable, although it is on record that The Government of Sen Abiola Ajimobi did not only pay Salaries and Pensions as at when due from 2011-2014, until RECESSION sets in April 2014.”

“The impact of the RECESSION were not felt in Oyo State until January 2015 when most States in Nigeria had been experiencing the impact of the recession since May and June 2014,due to the Excellent Financial management of the States resources by Sen Abiola Ajimobi led Government.”

“Apart from the #7.6bn LOAN accessed by the Government of Engr SEYI MAKINDE from Central Bank of Nigeria which it claimed he intends to spend on Akufo and Eruwa Farm settlements and admission of its failure to bring IKERE GORGE DAM to use for Fishing as promised in his electioneering campaign and perhaps the Provision of acclaimed 10,000 Seedling for Farmers as well as CASSAVA STEMS in Iseyin on the 27th of May 2020, not much was claimed to have been achieved in Agriculture in the first year of Engr SEYI MAKINDE’s GOVERNMENT.

However, we have to remind the Governor of his intention to drive Oyo State economy through Agriculture especially Exportation of Maize to Botswana and other of its Electioneering Campaigns promises from Agriculture.” the statement added.

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