The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC ) has described the Yoruba Pan Socio Cultural group Afenifere as a mere People’s Democratic Party (PDP) socio cultural club judging by some of its past and current stand as on political development in south west.
The Oyo State publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde stated this in Ibadan through a release made available to journalists while reacting to a press release by Afenifere on the current local government administration logjam.
Dr Olatunde explained that Afenifere partisanship which had been a matter of long time suspicion was clearly manifested with the bias displayed by the supposed father of all unambiguously towards one party to the constitutional logjam.
“Firstly, last year, May 29th 2019, when Governors of Three (3) South West States of Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States took oath of office, AFENIFERE leaders only attended the Swearing in of Gov SEYI Makinde of Oyo State, of PDP, ignoring the Swearing in of Ogun and Lagos States Governors outrightly, who are from APC.
Furthermore, the partisanship approach of AFENIFERE to Oyo State Local Government issues is seriously legendary.
“If the leadership of AFENIFERE were not bias in their approach, they should have called Gov SEYI Makinde to order when he was crossing his boundary by turning himself to Judiciary by claiming that the election of the Local Government Chairmen was invalidly conducted hence stopped them from continuing to serve their three years mandate, when they still have two more years to serve for their tenure.
“We would not have bothered reminding the AFENIFERE that they are PDP social-cultural club if they hadn’t dabble into Oyo State Local Government Elections biasly.
AFENIFERE has not bothered to ask Gov SEYI Makinde some salient questions before intervening in Oyo ),
If AFENIFERE can make efforts to at least get the above narrative right, we are sure that they would have called Gov SEYI Makinde to order long time ago before.
“If Gov SEYI Makinde chose impunity and arbitrariness in intervening in the Local Government issues and the Federal Government called Oyo State Government to order by calling their attention to similar Supreme Court Judgement in case of similar legal disposition to return the Elected Council Chairmen back to their offices, where lies the SIN of Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Is AFENIFERE aware that the same Oyo State High Court whose judgment was termed “Kangaroo” by Gov SEYI Makinde because they ousted the power of Gov SEYI Makinde and the State Parliamentarian from removing the Elected Local Government officials was also approached on Tuesday 28th January 2020, for restraining injunction of already taken actions which implied that Gov SEYI Makinde chooses when to obey Court Judgement and infact which section of Nigeria Constitution suits him to uphold, contrary to the oath of office he swore to.
The party appreciate the security agencies in Oyo State for their co-operation in the smooth resumption of the Elected Local Government officials to their offices, members of the Press and infact members of the public.
He added that APC Oyo State under able leadership of H. E, Sen Abiola Ajimobi and the State Chairman, Chief Akin Oke is synonymous with Peace and our elected officials are also ambassador of Peace.