The Oyo State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has expressed shock over the current crisis rocking the state on the local government logjam across Oyo State.
In a statement issued by the state publicity Secretary of the party Dr Azeez Olatunde, “APC Oyo State was taken aback with the generation of the peaceful state handed over to the PDP government of Engr Seyi Makinde on the 29th of May 2019.
“The sad tale of the present on going scenario is the return to anarchy in Oyo State with the Oyo Government hatchet men chasing the Elected Council Chairmen and Councillors from their various homes since a week now which has resulted to injury to scores of our Party stalwarts and reported death to yet to be confirmed figures of our Party members.
“Imagine Oyo State AG and Justice Commissioner admitting that Nigeria is operating a Federal System of Government which guarantees Independence for the three tiers of Government in which Oyo AG freely and happily quoted the Supreme Court Judgement of Federal Government versus Lagos State on one hand but hypocritically refused to acknowledge the similarity in the Supreme Court verdict of OLUBUNMO versus EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT, which is applicable to the constitutional logjam we are experiencing in Oyo State, on which premise AGF Abubakar Malami intervened in Oyo State LG logjam.
The party explained that several times, Oyo State Government and its Party, PDP, had rolled out a lot of fibs to the undiscerning members of the public of restraining injunction against 12th May 2018 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS in Oyo State and APC Oyo State has challenged the Government and his Party, PDP several times to no avail, to produce the restraining injunction with the name of the Judges that made the pronouncement which they failed to produced.
“Too bad that the pivotal stand of this PDP Government is built on falsehood and propaganda, no wonder that our Learned Oyo AG and Justice Commissioner would be so audacious to claim on a National Television channel that the Government of H.E, Engr SEYI MAKINDE sacking of Local Government Chairmen was informed by the audit of infrastructure left behind by its predecessor, all within 12-24 hours of assumption of office.
The statement wondered why Gov Seyi Makinde appointed caretaker Chairmen to usurp positions of duely elected chairmen even when the Government openly admitted that the Elected officials have litigation against Oyo State.
APC said Oyo State that has been peaceful for Eight years under APC government of former governor Abiola Ajimobi in less than one year of transition of power to PDP Government revert to chaos, brigandage and violence.
It appealed to those who have the ears of Engr SEYI MAKINDE to advice him to wake up to his constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and properties of all residents of Oyo State irrespective of Party affiliation while also calling on security agencies to be proactive by ensuring all agent of violence are put in check.
Oyo APC sympathise with the family of those who lost their relatives to the avoidable blood letting as well as wish quick healing and recovery to the injured, the statement added.